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Taylor, Kari B.; Baker, Amanda R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars and practitioners alike often assume that discomfort is a necessary and productive aspect of the college experience. We used a range of theories grounded in the concept of dissonance to question these assumptions and critically analyze the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development for today's diverse college student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Psychological Patterns, Role
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Pinochet, Jorge – Physics Education, 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Misconceptions, Physics, Secondary School Science