Worth Sharing: Further LACK of evidence for Link Between Violent Video Games and Behaviour

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Posted on 16 January 2018 Researchers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. Source: No evidence to support link between violent video games and behaviour – News … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Academe is full of Petruchios looking for their next Kate. Source: Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture This article is absolutely bang on. In academia: Abuse is normalized. Abusers destabilize their targets. Abuse thrives because co-workers enable it. Itā€™s easier … Continue reading

Academic mobbing, or how to become campus tormentors | University Affairs

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup. If anyone wants to know why I gave up a job I had loved for over 20 years (and was VERY good at); why I gave up my tenure, THIS IS WHY. People I thought were my friends, whom … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: New American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on ā€œVirtual Violenceā€ is, Basically, Nuts: Why Parents and Policy Makers Can Ignore It

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of releasing policy statements on media which are both wildly alarmist and grossly inaccurate. These include their controversial claims about ā€œFacebook Depressionā€ in 2011, their problematic and unrealistic recommendations on … Continue reading