Author: Julia M. Klein
Genius-grant winner Betsy Levy Paluck looks at reducing conflict and destructive behavior by changing social norms.
Seen in: Jersey Living
August 11, 2009
Half a century ago, Newark’s Weequahic High School was an academically distinguished, mostly Jewish enclave that graduated the novelist Philip Roth and a steady stream of future PhDs. Starting in the 1960s, however, the city’s race riots, white flight, and the rise of drug-dealing gangs transformed the school into just another urban battleground with low morale and a high dropout rate.
Seen in: Towns & Schools
January 15, 2009
When it came to love, Helen Fisher figured she had done it all. She had explored the evolution of human pair-bonding; discovered a universal four-year itch that often led to divorce; and theorized that lust, romantic love, and attachment are each separate drives.
July 9, 2008