Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Dr. Damian Scarf, University of Otago – Detecting Morality in Infants

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Damian Scarf of the University of Otago reexamines the conclusions of an experiment that claimed to detect a sense of morality in infants. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Dr. Jenny Stuber, University of North Florida – Socioeconomics and the College Experience

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jenny Stuber of the University of North Florida explains why students from different socioeconomic backgrounds experience college differently.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dr. James Tabery, University of Utah – The Psychology of Sentencing

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Tabery of the University of Utah explains how a psychological diagnosis of a defendant can influence the length of their sentence if convicted.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University – Boldness and Presidential Success

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld of Emory University reveals the traits shared by psychopathic individuals and successful U.S. presidents.

Scott Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research is focused on the causes and assessment of personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality) and personality traits. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Dr. Sera Young, Cornell University – The Urge to Eat Dirt

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sera Young of Cornell University explores why some pregnant women experience a compulsion to eat odd things.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Dr. David Stuart, The University of Texas at Austin – Mayan Calendar

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Stuart of the University of Texas at Austin reveals how the Mayans would have viewed the end of the year 2012.

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Academic Minute
9:57 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Dr. Diana Deutsch, University of California San Diego – Genetics of Perfect Pitch

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Diana Deutsch of the University of California San Diego discusses the genetic and cultural factors that give some people perfect pitch.

Diana Deutsch is a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, where she conducts research on the perception and memory of sounds, with a particular focus on music. Her current research project is examining why some people have the ability known as perfect pitch and why it is so rare. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Dr. John Mark Froiland, University of N. Colorado – Parental Expectations and Academic Success

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. John Mark Froiland of the University of Northern Colorado explains why parental expectations are an important part of academic success.

John Mark Froiland is an assistant professor of school psychology at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. His research interests include community supports for parental involvement, early childhood development, and helping parents to support children’s intrinsic motivation. He practiced as a school psychologist for 5 years and holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

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Academic Minute
9:56 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Dr. Youngjin Yoo, Temple University – Evolution of Digital Materials

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Youngjin Yoo of Temple University explores how digital materials evolve in way their creators never imagined.

Youngjin Yoo is an associate professor in the Fox School of Business at Temple University where his teaching and research interests are focused on how digital technology transforms our work and life experiences. With a broad interest in digital innovation, he is specifically interested in integrating design approaches into the management of information technology. He holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Maryland.

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10:26 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Dr. Jeremy Green, King's College London – Alan Turing and Morphogen Theory

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeremy Green of King's College London explains how Alan Turing’s mathematical genius continues to guide scientists more than fifty years after his death.

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