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  • Inside Higher Education
      Markus Kemmelmeier, a sociologist at the University of Nevada at Reno, has been watching the Academic Bill of Rights debate with growing frustration, because he thinks there is proof about the question about classroom bias that has been ignored. “I just don’t see evidence” of bias, says Kemmelmeier, one of three authors of an in-depth study on the topic that was published last year in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      Study Casts Doubt on Claims That Conservative Students Face Discrimination in Classes
      By JENNIFER JACOBSON

      A study showing that conservative and liberal students do equally well in courses with politically charged content casts doubt on conservative activists' claims that liberal faculty members routinely discriminate against their conservative students.

      The study found no difference in the grades conservative and liberal students receive in sociology, cultural anthropology, and women's-studies courses. It also found that conservative students tend to earn higher grades than their liberal classmates in business and economics courses.

  • Psychology Today
      Why We Hate
      By: Margo Monteith, Jeffrey Winters

      America prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures, but how we react to newcomers is often at odds with that self-image. A few years ago, psychologist Markus Kemmelmeier, Ph.D., now at the University of Nevada at Reno, stuck stamped letters under the windshield wipers of parked cars in a suburb of Detroit. Half were addressed to a fictitious Christian organization, half to a made-up Muslim group. Of all the letters, half had little stickers of the American flag.

      Would the addresses and stickers affect the rate at which the letters would be mailed? Kemmelmeier wondered. Without the flag stickers, both sets of letters were mailed at the same rate, about 75 percent of the time. With the stickers, however, the rates changed: Almost all the Christian letters were forwarded, but only half of the Muslim letters were mailed. "The flag is seen as a sacred object," Kemmelmeier says. "And it made people think about what it means to be a good American."

  • Nevada Sagebrush
      Consumed: With the hype of XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 taking control of the country, video games are no longer for nerds. They are mainstream
      By: Michael Higdon

      Dr. Markus Kemmelmeier, a professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno, agreed things don't always workout in life, but in video games, there is less to worry about. "It's often fun to be someone else," he said. "It's important to distance yourself from yourself so you don't have to deal with life's problems."


  • New Hot Papers July 2003
      Markus Kemmelmeier answers a few questions about this month's new hot paper in the field of Psychiatry/Psychology.

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