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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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‘Online technology’s most profound effect on education may be to make human interaction more important than ever’ (Nature)

This sentence in the conclusion of ‘Online learning: Campus 2.0,’ really resonated with me. This feature on how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) transform higher education, and what kind of research this transformation stimulates, was published today in Nature. For … Continue reading

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Who cares about humanity? – Another great conversation (to be continued)

Yesterday evening we enjoyed another great conversation at the 2nd Honors Salon. Sam McFarland expertly introduced the topic and the conversation was lively and wide-ranging, revolving around empirical and ethical questions. Here are some key points and questions we discussed: … Continue reading

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Who cares about humanity? Find out at the 2nd Honors Salon tonight at 7pm!

A conversation with Sam McFarland on his extensive research Andre & Magda Trocme Here is a recent text by Sam as background reading: Studies of Caring for All Humanity Article in Scientific American discussing the Identification With All Humanity Scale … Continue reading

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Who cares about humanity?

Join us for a fascinating conversation with Sam McFarland on his extensive research at the second Honors Salon! Andre & Magda Trocme Tue, Mar 5, 7-8.30pm Here is a recent text by Sam as background reading: Studies of Caring for … Continue reading

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A Question for the Holiday Season: Who among Us Identifies with All of Humanity?

Psychologists discover a new element of religious – and political – impulses Do you feel for everyone? (Image: iStock/lionvision) A scale developed by psychologists Sam McFarland, Matthew Webb, and Derek Brown at Western Kentucky University measures the degree to which … Continue reading

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