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Jennifer Earl on Internet Activism and Fake News: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #18

https://media.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/p/content.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/Jennifer_Earl_on_Internet_Activism_and_Fake_News-Half_Hour_of_Heterodoxy_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShow Notes  Jennifer Earl is professor of sociology and a professor of government and public policy at the university of Arizona. Her research focuses on Internet and social movements, social movement repression, and the sociology of law. She is the 2017 winner of the William F...

Adam Grant on the Value of Disagreement

New Heterodox Academy member Adam Grant, professor of management and psychology at UPenn’s Wharton School, wrote in Saturday’s New York Times op-ed page:

The skill to get hot without getting mad — to have a good argument that doesn’t become personal — is critical in life.

We couldn’t agree more.

The Most Authoritative Review Paper on Gender Differences

By Sean Stevens (HxA Research Director) and Jonathan Haidt (HxA Director) This blog post is a supplement to our main post: The Google Memo: What Does the Research Say About Gender Differences? Please do read at least the introduction to that post before continuing. As we have scanned the literature to find the major meta-analyses..

Liberals, Conservatives, and Intolerance

Sean Stevens is the Research Director for Heterodox Academy Matthew Hutson at Politico briefly reviews some recent psychological research that suggests liberals are not more tolerant than conservatives of people who are not like them, findings that run counter to the long-standing view that conservatives are more inherently intolerant and discriminatory: … more recent psychological research,..

The New Form of Campus “Protest”

Over at The Daily Beast, John McWhorter has an illuminating new piece on the know-nothing campus “protest” movement. He dismisses some of the common explanations, and then offers an analysis of protest as “performance,” similar to the kinds of performances involved in religious rituals:

Heterodox Academy in The Wall Street Journal

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Bari Weiss on Saturday, Heterodox Academy co-founder Jonathan Haidt examined the many forces driving the ongoing contention on campus. Included in the featured dialogue was a section on our projects and initiatives. Heterodox Academy’s membership has grown to some 600, up about 100 since the beginning of March. “In..

Research Summary: Langbert, Quain, & Klein: Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology

Previous blog posts at Heterodox Academy have discussed the rising homogeneity of political identities among professors at universities within the United States. Sam Abrams explored how the left-to-right ratio has increased over the past 25 years, particularly at colleges and universities in New England.  I have also reviewed work by Honeycutt and Freberg (2016) which..