Adversarial Collaboration

Dorothy Robert argues that behavior genetics researchers have a social responsibility to think about the context in which their work is produced (Dorothy Roberts, 2015). To facilitate more socially-responsible research, I advocate for ‘adversarial collaboration.’ I first came across this term at a Special Interest Group meeting at the 2017 American Educational Research Association annual [...]

Teacher Perceptions Matter.

Teacher perceptions matter. In conducting research on teacher perceptions of intelligence, race, and socioeconomic status in relation to genetics, I am driven by a body of research showing that teacher viewpoints more strongly affect students of color and students living in poverty; they disproportionately and adversely affect students considered to be ‘at-risk’–namely low-income students and racially-defined [...]