The Value of Women’s Colleges: A View from the 1930s

Sweet Briar College's decision to shut its doors has put a spotlight on the decline of women's colleges.

Poor Kids, Social Mobility, and Their Contexts

A different angle on the issue of poor kids in America and abroad in an issue of Ethos

Digging into Paleoindian History

Readings on the Paleoindian period.

Teaching Facts and Values in Public Schools

For most of the country's history, teaching "moral facts" was the main duty of the public schools.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Racism

Complex racial dynamics affect members of non-white fraternities even when they didn't involve explicit racism.
Ancient, hand-drawn horoscope with zodiac signs

Psy-Q: Does Your Horoscope Affect School Performance?

Does one's horoscope birth date impact performance in school? A look at the research.
American flag in front of blackboard

Patriotism and History Class

The question of what, exactly, history class is for and what that has to do with patriotism goes back more than a century.
Bride and groom during wedding rings exchange

How to Have a Happy Marriage: Overestimate Your Spouse’s Good Qualities

Newlyweds’ perceptions of each other during “honeymoon period.” Can research tell us anything about how to have a happy marriage?

Brian Williams and Our Treacherous Memories

There’s been some hand-wringing from pundits about truth and memory in the wake of Brian Williams recent embellishments.