Real life genius, Sarah-Jane Leslie, talks about how the geniuses you find in literature and pop culture (e.g. Sherlock Holmes, etc) are almost always dudes. 

Also, Good News/Bad News: British Prep schools; Bob Dylan’s secret archive; charter schools; and, can you sue your school if you don’t get a job? Our research of the week is on psychology’s ‘reproducibility crisis,’ and our feature interview is about how cultural representations of brilliance (e.g. Sherlock Holmes, etc) usually leave out women. Happy International Women’s Day.

Good News/Bad News

Castle, Staphanie. “Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So.” The New York Times 5 Mar. 2016.

Olson, Elizabeth. “Law Graduate Gets Her Day in Court, Suing Law School.” The New York Times 6 Mar. 2016.

Kolowich, Steve. “How the U. of Tulsa Landed Bob Dylan’s ‘Secret Archive.’” The Chronicle of Higher Education 4 Mar. 2016.

Sisario, Ben. “Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive.” The New York Times 2 Mar. 2016.

Rich, Motoko. “Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools.” The New York Times 4 Mar. 2016.

Research of the Week

Gilbert, Daniel et al. “Comment on ‘Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science.’” Science 351: 6227 (March 2016): 1037.

Open Science Collaboration, “Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science.” Science 349: 6251 (August 2015): 6251

Feature Interview: Sarah-Jane Leslie

Leslie, S.J., Cimpian, A, Meyer, M., & Freeland, E. (2015). Expectations of Brilliance Underlie Women’s Representation Across Academic Disciplines. Science, 347(6219), 262-265.

Meyer, M., Cimpian, A., & Leslie, S.J. (in press). Women are underrepresented in fields where success is thought to require brilliance. Frontiers in Psychology.


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