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Meaning of Life TV: The Wright Show: What do we mean by a meaningful life?
[2/10/2016]
Feb. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Q&A with Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about his new book “On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life,” which deals with finding purpose and making moral progress.
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The Tab: What it’s like being a Latina in the Ivy League
[2/9/2016]
Feb. 2, 2016
Columnist who maintains that Latinos are stereotyped at elite universities mentions a recent Baylor study which found that white students at prestigious colleges were more likely to see Latinos and blacks as less competent than Asian-Americans. The study was led by Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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Science Blog: Cold but competent: Young whites at elite colleges see Asian-Americans as more competent than other minorities
[2/2/2016]
Jan. 19, 2016
A Baylor University study revealed Asian-Americans to be stereotyped as “cold but competent” on elite college campuses. Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was a part of the research team. The team wanted to determine whether people commonly perceive Asian-Americans as non-white people who are upwardly mobile because of characteristics that are less evident in other racial minorities. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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MedicalResearch.com: Students at Elite Universities Also View Asians as The Model Minority
[1/21/2016]
Jan. 21, 2016
This article about a Baylor study, which shows that white students at very selective universities tend to rate Asian-Americans than blacks or Latinos, quotes lead author Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Science. Park says study findings about the stereotypes have implications not only for society in general, but for medical clinicians and patients. They might do well to reflect on presumptions they might have about racial groups, he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally and arranged this interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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The Charleston Chronicle (Charleston, SC): Young White Students at Elite Colleges See Asian-Americans as More Competent than Blacks & Latinos
[1/21/2016]
Jan. 21, 2016
Racial stereotypes appear to persist at the nation's most prestigious colleges, where white students think their Asian-American peers are "cold but competent" and their black and Latino peers "need to work harder to move up," according to a Baylor study led by Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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The Houston Chronicle: Study: White students think Asian peers 'more competent' than blacks, Latinos
[1/20/2016]
Jan. 19, 2016
Article about Baylor research led by Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that found that racial stereotypes appear to persist at the nation's most prestigious colleges, where white students think their Asian-American peers are "cold but competent" and their black and Latino peers "need to work harder to move up." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty and pitched this research nationally.)
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ColorLines Magazine: STUDY: White Students See Asian-Americans as More Competent Than Blacks, Latinos
[1/20/2016]
Jan. 19, 2016
Baylor researchers find that some students at 27 prestigious universities subscribe to stereotypes that can impact everything from the workforce to the voting booth. Quoted is researcher Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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International Business Times: Asian-Americans more competent than other minorities, believe young whites
[1/20/2016]
Jan. 20, 2016
Young white students at elite colleges view Asian-Americans as “cold but competent” — including more competent than blacks and Latinos, according to a Baylor study published in Social Psychology Quarterly. Quoted is researcher Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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