A time for a change in the PhD system
Clothing firms 'sexualise' pre-teen girls: study
Some clothing firms in the United States are marketing sexy garments for pre-teen girls, reinforcing a destructive stereotype of female attractiveness, research released on Monday said.
Understanding student weaknesses: Best science teachers can predict their pupils' misconceptions, study says
If you had to explain what causes the change in seasons, could you? Surprisingly, studies have shown that as many as 95 percent of people—including most college graduates—hold the incorrect belief that ...
Historian bids to solve education whodunnit
A political historian from The University of Manchester is bidding to solve the mystery of why the UK's colleges of education suddenly disappeared in the 1970s.
Believing the impossible and conspiracy theories
Distrust and paranoia about government has a long history, and the feeling that there is a conspiracy of elites can lead to suspicion for authorities and the claims they make. For some, the attraction of conspiracy theories ...
Positive online comments can help blunt cyberbullying
(Phys.org)—Want to stop cyberbullying on Facebook? Try using … Facebook.
Texting, social networking and other media use linked to poor academic performance
The widespread use of media among college students – from texting to chatting on cell phones to posting status updates on Facebook – may be taking an academic toll, say researchers with The Miriam Hospital's Centers for ...
T. rex not a stand-up guy? Test your dino skills (Update)
Here's a test of your dinosaur knowledge: Did Tyrannosaurus rex stand upright, with its tail on the ground?
One factor that can help determine black men's college success
Beyond good test scores and high school grades, a new study finds one key factor that helps predict if a young black man will succeed at a predominantly white university.
Poll reveals majority of young people considering gun ownership
Despite experiencing a post-Columbine world, 60 percent of high school and college students are considering owning a gun in the future, according to a national poll.
New, inexpensive tools help smart, low-income kids realize great college opportunities, study shows
(Phys.org) —The highest-achieving, low-income teens rarely enroll in the country's top colleges, and the reason is more obvious than you'd think: they don't apply.
Do SAT scores help or hurt in decisions about who will do well in college?
Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and ...
More freshmen than ever say they go to college to get better jobs, make more money
The current economic situation in the United States has a major influence on first-year students' decisions about which college to attend and is reflected in their reasons for pursuing higher education, according to the CIRP ...
Alcohol use, anxiety predict Facebook use by college students
With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved ...