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Sociology

Thinking Outside The Stanford-Binet, Part Two

In the first part of my analysis of IQ, I looked into the history of IQ and weighed both the positives and negatives of using IQ as a quantitative measure of intelligence. Some of the pitfalls spawned different ideas that attempt to patch in some of the holes found in using IQ. One of these […]

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Perspectives

Getting to Know You: College and Social Networking

The summer of 2005, I received my second packet of residential life materials for Vassar College. I scrambled through the paperwork and found the sheet that listed my roommate assignments, which I was anticipating since I checked off that I was a night owl who worked best after midnight on the roommate questionnaire. I had […]

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Sociology

Thinking Outside the Stanford-Binet, Part One

Not too long ago I participated in a discussion about IQ and it opened my eyes to the different relationships people have with it. Several people knew their scores, although many raised doubts as to the validity of this number that is theoretically supposed to tell you how intelligent you are.

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Pop Culture

Everything I Learned (About School), I Learned From ’90s Cartoons: “Recess”

Much like Animaniacs taught me about authority and control in the classroom, Recess prepared me for some of the social sorting and clique forming that happened directly outside of the classroom.

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Parenting

The Home Maker

We live in a society that dictates our life’s path with labels. Labels are like human sound bites, a niche to quickly categorize one’s purpose in life. I have worn several labels: daughter, sister, student, lawyer, wife. So when it came time to adopt a new label for my adventures in motherhood, I wanted to […]