Traditional methods of measuring IQ suggest that a correlation exists between intelligence and social class. This outdated view of intelligence, among other social and environmental factors, perpetuates a stigma and enlarges a widening intelligence gap. Continue reading Why Do We Think The Working Class is Less Intelligent?
Just as simple technologies have been abandoned for more beneficial advancements, so should we jettison institutions, laws, philosophies, and cultures which no longer incubate human flourishing. Continue reading How the Toothbrush Mirrors Societal Progress: An Oral History
In joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, one graduate student discovers the psychological power of proper stories, and how their equally impressive ability to challenge practices, were essential to improving medical outcomes. Continue reading Medicine Alone Can’t Beat Diseases. We Need Stories Too.
Not only is the Dark Knight Trilogy a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s also a plat du jour of insight into the consequences of empathy and emotional resiliency. Continue reading Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Other Heroic Lessons from The Dark Knight
Like never before has technology been able to bring people together, from all over the world; yet, we struggle to resists its use as a way to alienate ourselves from one another. Continue reading Lost Communication in a Completely Connected World
Geek girls are vying for top-billing in a culture that used to ignore them and now frequently makes self-deprecating jokes about male geeks’ inability to coherently talk to women. Female representation is diversifying as women continue to grow as a consumer block, but women and girls deserve more. Continue reading Geek Culture is Mainstream, But Geek Girls Remain Left Behind
There are three distinct types of anti-PC rebels. Two of them serve a valuable social function. The third is a menace and should be treated as such. Continue reading The 3 Faces of Political Incorrectness
For all its silliness and sentimentality, Peter Pan serves as a precautionary tale for those who fear the responsibilities of living, and the uncertainties of dying. Continue reading Peter Pan, Existentialist Fairy Tale?
The collective joys and sorrows of sports offer a healthy outlet for our tribal natures, and give us a safer space in which we can bridge gaps pertaining to more divisive societal arenas. Continue reading How Sports Bridge Our Cultural Divisions
Contemporary popular media seems to be powered by the fumes of nostalgia, and doesn’t appear to be changing course anytime soon. When should we let the past go, and when should we re-purpose television series and films to address our current challenges? Continue reading Reboots, Remakes, Revivals: Nostalgia in the Streaming Era