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    March 10, 2006

    Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

    Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

    May 05, 2006

    Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

    A study conducted by Samuel R. Sommers indicates that juries including a mix of ethnicities perform better than all-white juries.

    June 30, 2006

    The Value of Working Together

    June 30, 2006

    Deciding on a Career in Decision Science

    "Decision science is moving quickly, and is very open ... to new methods and ideas. You can really challenge things and make contributions," says decision-making scientist Carlos Trujillo.

    September 08, 2006

    Policy Issues and Emotions

    "Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

    March 02, 2007

    Priming the Mind

    "I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

    May 18, 2007

    Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

    May 18, 2007

    Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

    For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

    January 27, 2012

    Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

    A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

    November 23, 2012

    Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

    Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    Fred Stutzman
    February 01, 2013

    Freedom Isn't Free

    To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

    April 10, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

    A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

    May 06, 2013

    Indre Viskontas

    This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

    June 10, 2013

    Going Online for Research Funding

    Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

    Taken for Granted
    June 20, 2013

    Project to Track Ph.D. Careers

    The Ph.D. Placement Project from the Chronicle of Higher Education aims to gather and report data on career outcomes for people with Ph.D.s.

    Stephanie McGuire
    June 24, 2013

    Stephanie McGuire

    Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

    July 10, 2013

    Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

    Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.

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