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Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War
"We also find that after controlling for per capita income, more ethnically or religiously diverse countries have been no more likely to experience significant civil violence in this period."
Stereotypes and Self-Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers’ Gender Bias
"I study the impact of exposure to gender-biased teachers on student achievement and self-confidence. The gender gap in math performance substantially increases when students are quasi-randomly assigned to teachers with stronger stereotypes (as measured by an implicit association test)." Relatedly Why Does Teacher Gender Matter?
Beating their chests: University students with ADHD demonstrate greater attentional abilities on an inattentional blindness paradigm.
"results are most consistent with the ... hypothesis ... that ADHD individuals have an alternative cognitive style which is less equipped to deal with detection of repeated stimuli while comprising advantages in the tracking of stimuli moving in a fast dynamic manner." Inattentional blindness - which many people know through things like the "invisible gorilla" experiment - is one of the reasons why I tend to roll my eyes a bit when people say you shouldn't disagree with an expert.