Month: January 2022

Sample of ELIZA chat

The Robot Will See You Now

David Canter follows his concern that psychologists are losing contact with people by considering how computers are presented as replacements for human ‘intelligence’. This ignores the importance of in situ person to person contact, which has been shown by the COVID pandemic to be so crucial for people.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK and His Impact on Social Science Scholarship

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth on January 15, 1929, we offer a selection of scholarship from the social science community that directly cites King’s message as a subject or the nexus of the paper.

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Zeynep Pamuk

Zeynep Pamuk and the Case for Creating Science Courts

In her new book, “Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society,” Zeynep Pamuk outlines new directions that she believes the relationship between science and politics might take, rooted in the understanding that scientific knowledge is tentative and uncertain.

1 year ago
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Group photo of 1950s students

Equality Smatters

The incoming president of the Linguistic Society of America reflects on his own primary education and how public education across the nation tends to perpetuate the class structure.

1 year ago
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Joel Mokyr

Joel Mokyr on Economic Lessons from the Past

In this podcast, Northwestern University’s Joel , Mokyr tells interviewer Dave Edmonds, “I use economics to understand history, and I use history to understand economics.”

1 year ago
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Mob outside U.S. Capitol

Learned Commentary on the Legacy of January 6 Attack

January 6 provided both a natural experiment for current research and a chance to see if past predictions might play out as expected. This collection of academic commentary on the attack should add ore light than heat to the discussion.

1 year ago
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