Michigan State University http://wamc.org en Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Michigan State University - Hip Hop Culture Identities http://wamc.org/post/dr-muhammad-khalifa-michigan-state-university-hip-hop-culture-identities <p>As hip hop culture expands, schools are expanding with it.</p><p>Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, assistant professor of educational administration at Michigan State University, is studying this trend.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 89038 at http://wamc.org Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Michigan State University - Hip Hop Culture Identities Dr. Russell Johnson, Michigan State University - The Harmful Effects of Smartphones http://wamc.org/post/dr-russell-johnson-michigan-state-university-harmful-effects-smartphones <p></p><p>Smartphones are certainly convenient. But, is the use (and overuse) of these technological marvels also having harmful side effects? &nbsp;</p><p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Russell Johnson, professor at Michigan State University analyzes the negative consequences smartphone use may have on human psychology and physiology.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 85347 at http://wamc.org Dr. Russell Johnson, Michigan State University - The Harmful Effects of Smartphones Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions http://wamc.org/post/dr-jennifer-neal-michigan-state-university-kids-and-gender-assumptions <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Neal of Michigan State University reveals the assumptions that many children have about friendship and gender.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Jennifer Neal is an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University where her research addresses the influences of peer and teacher social networks on childhood educational outcomes. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 82914 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions Dr. Ayalla Ruvio, Michigan State University – Materialism, Stress, and Consumerism http://wamc.org/post/dr-ayalla-ruvio-michigan-state-university-materialism-stress-and-consumerism <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ayalla Ruvio of Michigan State University explains the relationship between stress and compulsive shopping.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Ayalla Ruvio is an assistant professor of marketing at Michigan State University.&nbsp; As an applied consumer behavior researcher, her work focuses on issues such as consumers' decision making regarding new products, identity and consumption, and cross-cultural consumer behavior. Her research has been published in a number of refereed journals and she is co-author of the book Identity and Consumption.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 78373 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ayalla Ruvio, Michigan State University – Materialism, Stress, and Consumerism Dr. Christoph Adami, Michigan State University - Evolution Punishes Selfishness http://wamc.org/post/dr-christoph-adami-michigan-state-university-evolution-punishes-selfishness <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Christoph Adami of Michigan State University reveals why evolution favors cooperation over selfish behavior.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 75866 at http://wamc.org Dr. Christoph Adami, Michigan State University - Evolution Punishes Selfishness Dr. Kelly Mix, Michigan State University – Spatial Training and Math Ability http://wamc.org/post/dr-kelly-mix-michigan-state-university-spatial-training-and-math-ability <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Mix of Michigan State University reveals the connection between math ability and visual spatial training.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Kelly Mix is a professor of educational psychology in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. Her research is focused on the development of number concepts and mathematical reasoning, with a particular interest in the emergence of these ideas in infancy and early childhood. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71912 at http://wamc.org Dr. Kelly Mix, Michigan State University – Spatial Training and Math Ability Dr. Leah Lakdawala, Michigan State University – Prenatal Sexism http://wamc.org/post/dr-leah-lakdawala-michigan-state-university-prenatal-sexism <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Leah Lakdawala of Michigan State University reveals how technology is allowing sex discrimination to begin before birth.</p><p></p><p><br>Leah Lakdawala is an assistant professor of economics at Michigan State University where here teaching and research interests include labor and development economics. Her current research is focused on family structure, child welfare, and entrepreneurship in developing countries. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego.</p><p><strong>Dr. Leah Lakdawala – Prenatal Sexism</strong></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 67017 at http://wamc.org Dr. Leah Lakdawala, Michigan State University – Prenatal Sexism Dr. Natalie Phillips, Michigan State University – The Brain and Reading http://wamc.org/post/dr-natalie-phillips-michigan-state-university-brain-and-reading <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Natalie Phillips of Michigan State University explores how the brain functions while reading literature.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 63108 at http://wamc.org Dr. Natalie Phillips, Michigan State University – The Brain and Reading Dr. Suzanne Wagner, Michigan State University – Non-Standard Speech and Higher Education http://wamc.org/post/dr-suzanne-wagner-michigan-state-university-non-standard-speech-and-higher-education <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Suzanne Wagner of Michigan State University explores the connection between the use of non-standard English and choices about higher education.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57836 at http://wamc.org Dr. Suzanne Wagner, Michigan State University – Non-Standard Speech and Higher Education Dr. Zachary Blount, Michigan State University – Evolving Bacteria http://wamc.org/post/dr-zachary-blount-michigan-state-university-evolving-bacteria <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Zachary Blount of Michigan State University explains how scientists have observed bacteria evolve new capabilities over thousands of generations.</p><p></p><p><br>Zachary Blount is a postdoctoral researcher in the <a href="http://beacon-center.org/">BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action</a> at Michigan State University. Blount is a research associate in the <a href="http://myxo.css.msu.edu/index.html">Lenski lab</a>, where evolutionary biologists have observed and recorded changes in E. coli bacteria over more than 50,000 generations.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 52056 at http://wamc.org