Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another Semester Has Started

Welcome to any new students. I usually post something 2-3 times a week. The entries usually have something to do with a basic economic principle that is related to a recent news story. If you want to learn more about me go to Why is college so hard? (you may have to be patient with this site but the article is not long)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Comic "One Big Happy" Illustrates Psychology Research

See Here’s How: ‘The Myth of the Spoiled Child’ and ‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Lenore Skenazy reviewed two books on raising children in the NY Times. Snoopy has shown psychological insights, too. Here is the relevant passage:
"Another researcher (and most anybody who’s ever been to a playground) found that when fathers play with their children, they generally do more rough and tumbling, and challenge them more. Kids love this! “Two-year-olds who wanted to play sought out their fathers more than their mothers,”"
 This comic illustrates that idea and it appeared in my local paper on the same day as the Times book review.