New research highlights the importance of showing students the communal aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in order to attract more students to STEM classes and careers.
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The cost of college may be on the rise, but most still agree that it’s a sound investment. There are, in fact, a number of personal and societal benefits associated with getting a bachelor’s degree and, it seems, people know that: Over 90 percent of Americans – across all races and socioeconomic statuses – aspire to attend college.
Do you think that there are more women receiving degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than men? Moreover, if the numbers were equal, do you think that men and women would achieve the same levels of scholarly participation and success in STEM fields? Now, consider the same two questions, but this time for the field of personality and social psychology rather than STEM.
This week's roundup features the latest on the Starbucks training, cultivating humility, modern marriage, and ageing. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
This week's roundup features smartphones, pets, and inclusion. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Improving diversity in the workplace has become a salient goal in the modern age. To catch up to the times, many companies and colleges have pledged a commitment to diversity. Are these interventions increasing minority participation and belongingness, or are they bold claims without backing?
Valerie Purdie-Greenaway spoke on the diversity of psychology faculty in top tier institutions. The goal of the research was the gender and ethnic diversity of faculty and graduate students at top research institutions.
This week's roundup covers romance, close relationships, violence, and other current events. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.