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art/sci update June 2014: Feelings of entitlement linked to sexism



Feelings of entitlement linked to sexism
in both men and women

New research finds that attitudes of entitlement appear to be linked to sexism in both men and women. Lead author Joshua Grubbs, a CWRU doctoral student, collaborated on the study with Julie Exline, the Armington Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, and Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University.

Published in the journal Sex Roles, the study found that men with a high sense of entitlement were more likely to endorse hostile views of women. It also found that women with attitudes of entitlement were more likely to exhibit “benevolent sexism,” such as a belief that women deserve special care and treatment. Read more.

Historian’s book looks at
New York City’s ecological history

Ted Steinberg, the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History, writes about the ecological transformation of the land and sea in the area that became the Big Apple in Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York. Calling it “one of the most creative acts of vandalism ever perpetrated on a natural landscape,” the historian examines the region’s massive evolution and how its challenges have parallels to those of other cities facing climate change.

Read about the book and listen to Steinberg’s appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC.

CAS in the News

Factors affecting life expectancy

How do your income, education, gender and even ZIP code affect how long you’ll live? Jennifer Karas Montez, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, was a guest on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas to discuss why life expectancy varies by location.

Listen to the show.


Cleveland’s popular music past

Daniel Goldmark, associate professor in the Department of Music, writes in the latest issue of Belt Magazine about his interest in Cleveland songwriters from the early 1900s. Sifting through garage sales and antique shops, Goldmark collects sheet music for songs with titles such as “Yes, We Got It, No Hot Dogs” and the “Cleveland Industrial Exposition March.”

Read the piece in Belt Magazine.


How do humans create new ideas?

Mark Turner, institute professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, spoke to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Future Tense program about where ideas come from. Turner spoke about a thought process he calls “blending,” something he says humans do at a much more complex level than other species.

Listen to the program.


Stay connected

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! View photos from the Art/Sci Graduation Party at our Flickr site.


Issue 42 / June 2014


End-of-Year Giving

The university’s fiscal year ends June 30!

There’s still time for you to be counted among this year’s donors by making your Annual Fund contribution, which provides critical unrestricted support for the college’s priorities.

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Alumni events

Alumni events are scheduled regularly. To find out what’s happening in your area, visit the Alumni Association calendar below.

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Upcoming events

Eldred Theater 2014-2015 Season 

Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets
Oct. 3-12, 2014

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn
Nov. 14-23, 2014

Lobby Hero
by Kenneth Lonergan
Feb. 13-22, 2015

The Learned Ladies
by Molière
April 10-19, 2015

More details at the Department of Theater website.

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