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Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284142
eISBN:
9780520959798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284142.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popularized books touting girls’ academic success. As a result, many in Western society assume that ... More


Tight-Knitters

Janice M. McCabe

in Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226409498
eISBN:
9780226409665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409665.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 3 focuses on one of the three friendship network types: tight- knitters.Tight- knitters are students with dense friendship networks where almost all of their friends know each other. Students ... More


Samplers

Janice M. McCabe

in Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226409498
eISBN:
9780226409665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409665.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 5 focuses on the last of the three friendship network types: samplers. Samplers are students who made individual friendships at a variety of places—such as campus clubs, classes, and ... More


Compartmentalizers

Janice M. McCabe

in Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226409498
eISBN:
9780226409665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409665.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 4 focuses on the second network type: compartmentalizers. Compartmentalizers are students with two to four clusters of friends, where friends generally know each other within clusters, but ... More


Women in Computer Science or Management Information Systems Courses: A Comparative Analysis

Sylvia Beyer and Michelle DeKeuster

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter discusses research on three issues related to women's representation in undergraduate IT majors. First, it presents findings regarding gender differences in computer science and ... More


Alienation, Marginalization, and Incivility

Peter Demerath

in Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter focuses on the condition of the students who seemed to suffer within the Burnham school climate, which was oriented so strongly around individual competition—average- and low-achieving ... More


Myth and Mystification: The Science of Race and IQ

Pilar N. Ossorio

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes hereditarian theories of intelligence and discusses the implications of the view that IQ testing by “race” shows how innate intelligence is distributed among population groups. ... More


Relations between Video Gaming and Children’s Executive Functions

John R. Best

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the effects of video gaming on the executive functions (EFs) of children and adolescents, with particular emphasis on traditional sedentary games (games played via button ... More


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