The Chronicle of Higher Education

18 articles
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What's So Funny?

So many theories of laughter, so many chortles left unexplained.

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How to Be Intoxicated

College is when we first get drunk. Euripides’ The Bacchae can help us learn how to do it right.

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Saskia Sassen's Missing Chapter

A professor of sociology at Columbia reckons with her father’s relationship with Adolf Eichmann.

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Striving for a Climate Change

A profile of law professor Dan Kahan, “one of the best-known unknown academics in the country,” who wants to close the communication gap between scientists and the public.

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The Search for Psychology's Lost Boy

An investigation into “Little Albert,” the famous test subject.

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Secrets From Belfast

An oral history project involving former IRA members becomes a prolonged court battle over a four-decade-old murder.

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The Science of Hatred

A Bosnian social psychologist who studies guilt and responsibility in the collective memory (and denial) of Sreberbica, which is “among the most scientifically documented mass killings in history.”

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Psychedelic Academe

Research into mind-altering drugs is back.

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The Shape of History

On historian Ian Morris and his predictions for humanity’s future.

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Power of Suggestion

Why psychologists love “priming.”

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"I Will Ruin Him"

On being stalked in the age of the Internet.