Promoting independent thought can stimulate greater output in individuals, while promoting interdependent though has little positive impact on individuals’ motivation and can in fact decrease it, according to a new study by Stanford psychologists.
In response to an online debate over a Daily column, the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) decided to host a panel discussion about financial considerations involved in selecting a major, especially as they apply to low-income students.
Chua’s bluntly earnest and highly contentious “tiger mother” tenets have stirred enormous Internet debate: her WSJ.com article racked more than 7,700 comments and scored over a million views. It’s a rather crafty marketing strategy on behalf of Chua, who is receiving free publicity, though much of it comes in the form of displeased outcries from those whom Chua calls “Western parents” expressing deep disgust for what they consider a militaristic and cruel parenting method that is, in the long term, socially and emotionally damaging.
So what exactly is it about Chua’s memoir (not a “Parenting 101” manual) that provokes “Western parents” to recoil so defensively?