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. It’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 “Virtual Violence” 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 “Facebook Depression” in 2011, their problematic and unrealistic recommendations on … Continue reading