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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Public attitudes toward Chinese and Asian Americans

My mom sent me this. It's the report released a week ago from a survey on public attitudes toward Chinese and Asian Americans among the general US population. This report follows up on a similar survey by the same group ( that was done in 2001.

You can find the whole report here.

A few results listed in the beginning of the report:

Among the general population, 45% believe Asian Americans are more loyal to their countries of ancestry than to the U.S., up from 37% in the 2001 survey.

Among the general population, 44% believe Asian Americans should think in more American ways, and 20% believe Asian Americans do not care what happens to anyone but their own kind.

By using the split sample,the survey shows the majority of the general population cannot make meaningful distinctions between Chinese Americans and Asian Americans in general. This “lumping effect”is the same result as in the 2001 survey. Asian Americans are still seen as one generic ethnic group.

Monday, April 27, 2009

omg my bro has a pic with RPattz

RPattz in Westwood! on Twitpic

He doesn't even know who RPattz IS! He didn't even know Twilight was a MOVIE! He also saw Seth Green, and apparently he has Chris Brown's vest from a concert before the Rihanna bashing.

I love that Rob is sticking his tongue out. It is amusing, and goes with the silliness and light-heartedness of the photo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Twilight obsessed

From random

When you get a sick sleepy psych student obsessed with the Twilight series, you get dreams where she wakes up having categorized the main characters' romantic attachment style as anxious/ambivalent. Then she starts wondering (in a literally feverish state brought on by her sickness) if all the fans who identify with their love story are also characterized by an anxious/ambivalent romantic attachment style.

Romantic attachment styles from Hazan and Shaver (1987)

Secure: I find it relatively easy to get close to others and am comfortable depending on them and having them depend on me. I don’t often worry about being abandoned or about someone getting too close to me

Avoidant: I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others; I find it difficult to trust them completely, difficult to allow myself to depend on them. I am nervous when anyone gets too close and often, love partners want me to be more intimate than I feel comfortable being.

Anxious/Ambivalent: I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I often worry that my partner doesn’t really love me or won’t want to stay with me. I want to merge completely with another person, and this desire sometimes scares people away.