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Karen Foster

 

Karen Foster is a Sociologist and a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is conducting a study on the concept of productivity in economic and political discourse. She is the author of Generation, Discourse, and Social Change (Routledge, 2013) and Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (with Dale Spencer, UBC Press, 2012).

 
 
  

Stories by Karen Foster

Cross-generational solidarity in Occupy Detroit, 2011.

Articles: What’s Good about Generation Y?

By Karen Foster | January 24, 2013

They've been called ungrateful, narcissistic, and entitled. But new research reveals the hopes, ideals, and positive qualities of today's young adults.

 

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  • How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

    August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • Eight Keys to End Bullying

    August 26, 2014

    Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.

  • Can Purpose Keep You Alive?

    August 27, 2014

    Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.

  

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September 25, 2014


Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two

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