Friday / April 23

Humans make assumptions about individuals based on what we see. Although we like to say that we get to know a person first, science suggests otherwise. Experiments have demonstrated that people make trait judgments based on seeing someone’s facial features after 100 milliseconds (Willis & Todorov, 2006). That’s one tenth of

Poverty is complicated. It is a compilation of many issues, many of which have broad-reaching impact. Perhaps most critical for our education system is that research finds that many of the risk factors associated with low socioeconomic status (SES) impede brain development and functioning. And in cases of generational poverty, the impact is even greater.   One of the most consistent findings is that