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In an op-ed for livescience, I suggest that economic inequality is more than a social or economic issue. Rising economic inequality in the US can be explained by the psychological motivations of individuals.
Don't expect the wealthy to have your best interests in mind, suggests social psychologist Michael Kraus.
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The Psychology of Economic Inequality: A Collection
Today I wrote an op-ed piece for livescience about economic inequality . Read the piece here. In it, I argue that though economic inequality is a complex social and political issue, it may be explained, at least in part, in terms of the basic psychological ...
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I'm Using the New Statistics
Do you remember your elementary school science project? Mine was about ant poison. I mixed borax with sugar and put that mixture outside our house during the summer in a carefully crafted/aesthetically pleasing "ant motel." My prediction, I think, was that ...
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A two hour work day is the right of every graduate student! Still, I think you're better off treating grad school like a real job.
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Pro Tip: Treat Graduate School Like a Job
source I really enjoyed graduate school. I attended UC Berkeley's social-personality psychology PhD program from 2004-2010 and the whole time I felt like a kid in a candy store. Sometimes my typical day included reading a book while lounging outside in the ...
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A curated collection of past PYM posts on economic inequality and the psychological motives that guide it.
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The new statistics stress measurement over testing hypothesis, and will help us build a cumulative psychological science. I'm on board!
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I've written about the challenges that graduate school poses on several occasions. Now all the links to my wisdom about navigating these problems is all in one place: The Grad School Guide-Blog!
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PYM's Graduate Student Guide-Blog
In thinking about the past three years writing for PYM, I just realized that I write a lot of posts about issues that graduate students care about. I've made a list with links to each of these posts below. Now all the "wisdom" I have to offer about graduate...
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