Lee Jussim, who runs the Rabble Rouser blog on Psychology Today, recently invited me to contribute a guest blog post about academia. The post on Why Students Are Terrified to Speak Their Minds is up and has been doing really well. It’s about an experience I had as a teaching assistant. I set up a discussion for the students about the social construction of identity, but no one took the bait. Read the post to find out why.