Alix Spiegel http://wfpl.org en Big Sibling's Big Influence: Some Behaviors Run In The Family http://wfpl.org/post/big-siblings-big-influence-some-behaviors-run-family Patricia East is a developmental psychologist who began her career working at an OB-GYN clinic in California. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:25:28 +0000 Alix Spiegel 5194 at http://wfpl.org Big Sibling's Big Influence: Some Behaviors Run In The Family Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning http://wfpl.org/post/struggle-smarts-how-eastern-and-western-cultures-tackle-learning In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class.<p>"The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper," Stigler explains, "and one kid was just totally having trouble with it. His cube looked all cockeyed, so the teacher said to him, 'Why don't you go put yours on the board?' So right there I thought, 'That's interesting! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:12:43 +0000 Alix Spiegel 2462 at http://wfpl.org Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question http://wfpl.org/post/how-politicians-get-away-dodging-question <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOkpOipBYM</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:36:34 +0000 Alix Spiegel 1873 at http://wfpl.org How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform http://wfpl.org/post/teachers-expectations-can-influence-how-students-perform In my <em>Morning Edition</em> story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach.<p>The first psychologist to systematically study this was a Harvard professor named <a href="http://www.psych.ucr.edu/faculty/rosenthal/index.html">Robert Rosenthal</a>, who in 1964 did a <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=6OQ9fn9il6gC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=Flanagan's+Test+of+General+Ability&source=bl&ots=_A5j2I__M3&sig=o-ptexwwjmZnPJI7sCMBlyuOA_M&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Flanagan's%20Test%20of%20General%20Ability&f=false" target="_b Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:26:10 +0000 Alix Spiegel 1680 at http://wfpl.org Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform