Category Archives: Chapter 3

Stock Photos and the Modern Working Woman

Interesting story from the NY Times regarding how outdated “stock photos” are of working women. (In the way of background, stock photos are those images websites, blogs, etc. choose from when they run a story on a particular topic). Apparently, … Continue reading

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The Laptop vs. Notebook Debate

Here’s a link to a brief story describing the study I mentioned in a lecture in Week 2 regarding how taking notes via laptop differs, cognitively speaking, from taking notes by hand. 14 years ago when I started at Tufts, … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 3, Social Cognition, Tufts | 35 Comments

The NFL’s Least Favorite Super Bowl Ad

This ad first started making the rounds on my Facebook feed during Super Bowl XXXVIII a few years ago.  Stick with it all the way to the end for the payoff: For those non-football fans out there, it’s an ad … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 3, Media, Racial Bias, Schemas, Stereotypes, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

More on Schemas, Expectations, and Race

Reactions in light of our new topic of social cognition? What’s the relevance here of schemas?  The type of associations Eberhardt et al. (2004) discuss?  For that matter, what about the bystander intervention component at play here?

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