Moin Syed, an associate professor of psychology, discusses his use of advising statements when mentoring graduate students. "They can get a concrete sense about whether or not my approach is what they’re looking for," he says.
According to researchers, there are very few personality tests that are actually accurate. James Butcher, a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology, gives some insight on the history of personality tests in this article.
"Democrats have long been energized about the 2018 midterm elections because of President Trump, and so the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court added to that enthusiasm," says Kathryn Pearson, professor of political science. She talks more about the effects of Kavanaugh's nomination on the midterm elections with KARE 11.
Last Thursday, Professor Timothy Johnson's political science class watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings regarding Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Judge Kavanuagh. The Star Tribune attended class and spoke with Professor Johnson and students.
Research from Traci Mann, professor of psychology, is included in this article about the rebranding of Weight Watchers. Now named WW, the company claims to want to shift its focus away from dieting and more toward wellness. Critics say it's diet culture in disguise.
Sherri Jean Katz, assistant professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, weighs in on youth’s use of e-cigarettes and health messaging surrounding them. "The challenge is to discourage recreational use without discouraging existing adult smokers who may want to fully transition from traditional cigarettes," she says.
Tim Kehoe, professor of economics, helps explain the effects of new protective tariffs on Chinese imports. Without a breakthrough in trade negotiations, Kehoe said, “We could easily see prices go up next month.”
Doug Hartmann, a professor and chair of the sociology department, is quoted in this New York Times article about silent protests of racial and social injustice that have occurred during major sports events.
Two graduate students from the Heritage Studies and Public History program, Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, have curated an art exhibit that reveals the history of racial segregation in Minneapolis.
Symantha Clough (BA ’18, history and political science) believes that in order to discuss politics, you have to be able to listen. Cloughs talks about her time as part of the Minnesota Bipartisan Issues Group (BIG) and what it taught her about civil conversation.
McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair in Sociology Phyllis Moen is featured in this story about her program, the University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative. UMAC is designed as something of a “gap year” for a large group of Americans now entering a new life stage.
Kathryn Pearson, associate professor in political science, joins MPR News to discuss the Minnesota primary election results and the role Minnesota will play in congressional politics as midterms approach.
The Twin Cities have garnered national attention due to several incidents of police brutality where race and class were key factors. Keith Mayes, associate professor of African American & African Studies, discusses the issue of race relations in the Twin Cities in this interview.
Keith Mayes, associate professor of African American & African Studies, spoke to C-SPAN via Skype about race relations in Minnesota two years after the police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Joanne Miller, professor of political science, explains the reasons behind political conspiracy theories and ways to properly address them. This may include not attacking the belief itself, "but rather the reasons people believe in conspiracy theories," she says.