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Whistling Vivaldi (Book review)
May 14, 2010 – 5:20 am | 4 Comments
Whistling Vivaldi (Book review)

This book is a splendid example of how psychologists can make valuable contributions to society. The author writes about work done on a phenomenon called stereotype threat, the tendency to expect, perceive, and be influenced by negative stereotypes about one’s social category, such as one’s age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, profession, nationality, political affiliation, mental health status, and so on.

The Spirit Level (Book Review)
February 22, 2010 – 9:51 am | 46 Comments
The Spirit Level (Book Review)

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, two English epidemiologists, have written a provocative book on how high levels of inequality in societies are harmful for everyone within them.

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