The Childfree

The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Latest Q&A with Professor Kimya Dennis

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, for the second time and was using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. As she did last year, Kimya graciously answered a few questions after the course was finished: Continue reading “The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Latest Q&A with Professor Kimya Dennis”

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Professor Kimya Dennis on her College Course, The Childfree

Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, for the first time, and was using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. She is now in the midst of teaching this course for the second time, and graciously let me ask about how it is going. Check it out: Continue reading “Professor Kimya Dennis on her College Course, The Childfree”

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The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II

Last fall, I posted my interview with Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, and using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Now that the course is over, I asked her a few more questions about her experience of teaching this course. Here is part II of the interview: Continue reading “The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II”

Man Swarm

Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience. We approached Dave Foreman about developing a 2nd edition to do just that. Today marks the fruit of our efforts! Continue reading “Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World”

Advancing the Research on the Childfree and Online Childfree Communities

Tracy Morison, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the Human and Social Development Research Program and Honorary Research Associate in the Psychology Department at Rhodes University in South Africa, recently passed on an interesting Master’s thesis to me. Julia Moore’s thesis for her Master’s in Communications at San Diego State University examined the childfree in an area that has grown dramatically in the last several years: online childfree communities.  The thesis is titled… Continue reading “Advancing the Research on the Childfree and Online Childfree Communities”

Childfree=Narcissist? Authors of The Narcissism Epidemic Would Likely Disagree

 

The Time article on “The Childfree Life” has generated a lot of digital buzz. Some of it  has brought back discussion on the myth that those who have no children by choice are selfish and self-absorbed. As this opinion piece says, the childfree life “serves as a prime example of the narcissism and selfishness that run rampant in today’s society.”

Would the authors of the nonfiction book The Narcissism Epidemic agree? Not likely… Continue reading “Childfree=Narcissist? Authors of The Narcissism Epidemic Would Likely Disagree”

The Childfree Personality–Are We More Introverted?

Psychology Today has an intriguing article on the topic of introversion. Even in our extrovert-oriented society, national samples suggest that introverts make up about half of the U.S. population –using Carl Jung’s definition of introversion, that is. However, the article discusses the many faces of introversion… Continue reading “The Childfree Personality–Are We More Introverted?”