Episode 26: The Cyclicity of Aggregate Social Behavior (Research Miniseries 2 of 3)

A dissertation is the culmination of a doctoral students’ journey as they seek their terminal degrees. It is a long and treacherous process, which tests our research abilities, and where we are tasked with the responsibility of adding to the knowledge base of our field. In this second part of a three-segment mini-series, we wanted to take moment and recognize Carl Letamendi and his contributions to the fields of social science and consumer behavior; and have a chat about his study, which is titled: 


Identifying the Factors That Influence Changes in Aggregate Sentiment Among the Masses: An Analysis of the Measure of Consumer Sentiment Through a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Lens.

Episode 7: The Gritter, The Better? Is “Grit” a Fair Way to Measure People??

According to University of Pennsylvania psychologist, Angela Duckworth, grit is defined as a child’s “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,”. The concept of grit, however, may be applied to other areas of our society, such as in the workplace setting, in relationships, etc. Is grit, a good attribute to use to measure people? In this episode, we discuss the concept of “grit”, general expectations of what success looks like, contemporary research around the topic of grit, and our thoughts on measuring humans on the basis of a benchmark expectation.