Bilinguals

Bilinguals Do It Better

Recent research by Katherine Kinzler adds to the plethora of evidence that bilinguals enjoy mental advantages.
Police officer Peter Liang leaves the courtroom at the end of the day in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The “Model Minority” Myth and the Hidden Discrimination of Asian Americans

Identifying Asian Americans as a "model minority" often erases the continued discrimination faced by Asians in America. 
Graduates during commencement.

Does More Education Mean Higher Pay?

High school graduation rates sky-rocketed in the 1930s, but as more educated people flooded the job market, pay and opportunities plateaued. 
college admissions

Rethinking College Admissions

It’s news to precisely no one that college admissions still favor the rich. A number of studies in recent years have explored the process.
Sex Ed

The Battle Over Sex Ed in Anaheim in the 1960s

The fear of communism seemed inextricably tied to protests over Anaheim's sex ed program in the 1960s. 

How Schools Can Better Protect Athletes Suffering From Concussions

An estimated 300,000 sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. annually. Here are some tips schools can use to minimize its impact on students. 
Hilary Clinton with Buddy

Hillary Clinton and Feminism

Hilary Clinton’s political career has long drawn the attention of scholars and pundits alike.
Online Dating

Has Online Dating Resulted in More Successful Marriages?

In studying the demographics of online dating, researchers found that those who met online had a higher chance of staying together in their marriage. 
Why Bother with OK Cupid

Don’t Fall in Love on OkCupid

More than a decade into OkCupid's existence, sociologists are finding that its widely touted algorithm doesn’t actually help us find romance.
Mattel's new line of Barbie dolls. Photo courtesy of Mattel

Representative Barbies

A weekly deep dive into the scholarship around a current news story. This week: Barbie.