Everyone has an opinion about how and if schools should reopen for this coming school year. We’ve heard from the governors, the pediatricians, the parents, the education secretary, and the pr…
Allison Pugh"Teachers WANT to get back to school- WHEN IT IS SAFE. We want to get back to seeing “our kids” in person everyday- WHEN THE CASES STOP RISING. We want to get back in our classrooms- WHEN WE NO LONGER ARE RISKING LIVES TO DO SO."
Some therapists find that remote therapy is so convenient to their patients that they will continue with it.
Allison PughThis bit of cheerleading buries a fact: 76% therapists say teletherapy is harder. Folks tell me what's missing in onscreen interactions: nonverbal ways we connect that elude measurement or commodifying and that sustain clinician & client #connectivelabor
Makers of therapy bots say they can help manage the ‘tsunami’ of latent mental illness emerging with the stress of the pandemic
Allison Pugh"When things like that happened, it made me want even more to be talking to a real human being who might come to authentically know me, rather than create an illusion of me being known." #connectivelabor I Chatted With a Therapy Bot
In March, Florida State University decided to temporarily permit its employees to care for children while working remotely. The university now will reverse that policy, the administration announced in a memo to faculty and staff members. Beginning...
Allison PughFlorida State Bars Parenting During Remote Work
Allison PughThere is a fiery brawl happening over in the tech world - here's a summary. It's important because of the stranglehold platforms hold over everybody else -- could this be a serious challenge? Apple approves Hey email app, but the fight’s not over
Photo from Flickr Becker1999 After months of minimizing the threat of Covid-19, Donald Trump now labels it an invasion by an “invisible enemy.” Pronouncing himself a “wartime president,” he descri…
Allison PughICYMI "Tools, not weapons. Contain, not kill. Surviving, not fighting. Withstand, not win. What we need right now is caution. One expert commented: “We need to make sure men don’t feel too macho to worry about germs.” Go @lisawade@tristanbphd!
Darrol Hughes Darrol Hughes has been teaching sociology at BCC for ten years. In addition to his degree in sociology, Darrol holds an additional BA in political science and an MA in anthropology. E-mail: [email protected] Dustin Mabry Dustin...
“Scientists who look like me often have to wrestle with not just our research questions, but also with being seen—due to the color of our skin—as a problem,” our columnist writes
Allison Pugh"Getting to and from work is one challenge that marginalized scientists face. Getting one’s work done after arriving at work is another."
What I've learned about being a Black scientist
Parents fear the pandemic will off a chance for a custody-grab, but what's really going on?
Allison Pugh"Many are surprised to learn that the most up-to-date research shows that divorce is not per se bad for kids. What does lead to negative outcomes is having parents with a high-conflict relationship, whether they’re together or apart."
It has been argued that jobs being lost to AI are mainly unskilled. However, trends indicate this isn't the case. What other skilled jobs may be impacted?
Allison PughAnd we're back with the "AI will replace you" drumbeat. I hadn't seen the story about the robot MSN editors. But anyone who says AI is replacing GPs because it does better on diagnosis, doesn't understand primary care. #connectivelabor
In The Turnaway Study, Diana Greene Foster shares research conducted over 10 years with about 1,000 women who had or were denied abortions, tracking impacts on mental, physical and economic health.
Allison PughA 10-year longitudinal study on what happens to women denied abortion care, compared to those who manage to get it? Wow. Excellent research design, fascinating results. Another study I wish I had done.
Q: What would you study with 10 years of data?
There’s compelling evidence that Japan, Hong Kong, and other East Asian locales are doing it right and we should really, truly mask up—fast.
Allison Pugh"Anything less, he added, doesn’t work as well. “If you get down to 30 or 40%, you get almost no [beneficial] effect at all.”
If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says | Vanity Fair
Dear Faculty and Staff,
I would like to thank all departments for their cooperation during the unprecedented crisis of this past semester. Our adju...
Allison Pugh"given the average rate of transmission in a closed community and the mortality rate of the 65-to-80-year old demographic, we will be well under budget by the end of the fall semester." An Update From Your University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs