Bullying and Suicide: Bringing an End to the Madness

Child suicide, such as the 2013 death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, has often been blamed on bullying. AP Photo/Brian Blanco By Dr. Melissa Holt / 08.10.2017 Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology Boston University Bullying, as many people know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. The point has been driven home over the[…]

An Introduction to John Locke’s ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’

Portrait of John Locke, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1697 / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a classic statement of empiricist epistemology. Written in a straightforward, uncomplicated style, the Essay attempts nothing less than a fundamental account of human knowledge—its origin[…]

Tracing the Links between Research and Real-World Applications

Basic research and applications coexist in a tangled two-way ecosystem. lenggirl, Shutterstock    By Dr. Benjamin F. Jones (left) and Dr. Mohammad Ahmadpoor (right) / 08.10.2017 Jones: Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy Ahmadpoor: Postdoctoral Fellow of Strategy J.L. Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and[…]

Seeing without Eyes – the Unexpected World of Nonvisual Photoreception

Color-changing cells in an Atlantic squid’s skin contain light-sensitive pigments. Alexandra Kingston By Dr. Thomas Cronin / 08.09.2017 Professor of Biological Sciences University of Maryland, Baltimore County We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. And those of us endowed with normal sight are used to thinking of our eyes as vital to how we experience the world.[…]