Weekly Roundup 2-10-13

School: A recent NY Times article examines why some people handle stress better than others. Whether or not a student breaks down or thrives under pressure – during high-stakes standardized testing, for example – may have something to do with an enzyme in the brain that clears dopamine.

Psychology: The new DSM-5 will cost an astonishing $199. Here’s a breakdown of some possible reasons for what appears to be blatant price gouging.

Scholarship: What should a publisher do when it comes time to reissue an influential book that has been referred to as “iconic journalism,” but that we now know contained errors or even downright fabrications? In reissuing “Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case,” the publisher has decided not to mention the considerable evidence now available which undermines the author’s original claims.


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