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NEWS
  • Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

    By Robert J. Sternberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education Over the course of my career, I’ve given and received a lot of advice. Much of it was wrong. Sometimes it lacked the perspective that comes with age and experience. So now, as an official "oldster" at 65 (proof: thanks to my age, I just...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Ultimate Data Set

    Computational social science aims to discover universal facts. Based on insights from Brian Uzzi, Kellogg Insight Until recently, using entire populations as data sets was impossible—or at least impractical—given limitations on data collection processes and analytical capabilities. But that is changing...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of the Laity

    By Buttonwood, The Economist Retail investors are more influential than most people think “FOLKS are dumb where I come from,” wrote Irving Berlin in the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. The song’s condescension towards yokels is reminiscent of professional investors’ disdain for their retail counterparts...
     Posted by: brendah
  • How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

    By Natalia Karelaia, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Forbes Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making? Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 'Solar Freakin' Roadways' And The Wisdom Of Small Wins

    by Stephen J. Meyer, Forbes I’m going to tie together some remarkable stats about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the mythical “gasoline pill,” an obscure story about the EPA in the early 1970s, and Solar Freakin’ Roadways. The payoff will be an insight into how we should approach big, staggeringly...
     Posted by: brendah
  • NPR Radio Interview of Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa: Your Morals Depend on Language

    June 20, 2014 Hosted by Brooke Gladstone, National Public Radio, On the Media Guests: Albert Costa and Boaz Keysar Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a foreign language one. In this interview...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Our Moral Tongue: Moral Judgments Depend on What Language We’re Speaking

    June 20, 2014 By Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa, The New York Times On June 20, 2003, employees of the Union Pacific Railroad faced a difficult decision as a runaway train headed toward downtown Los Angeles: Should they divert the train to a side track, knowing it would derail and hit homes in the less...
     Posted by: brendah
  • With Distance Comes Greater Wisdom

    June 9, 2014 By Jaleesa Baulkman, University Herald People who distance themselves from a troubling personal dilemma are more likely to think wisely about it, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that greater wisdom comes when people reflect on a relationship...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Thinking in a Foreign Language Could Sway Your Moral Judgments

    May 19, 2014 By Brandon Keim, Wired Would you kill one person to save five? This cruel dilemma pits the principle of thou-shalt-not-kill against simple math: Five is greater than one. But presumably it’s a dilemma each person solves the same way each time, unaffected by superficial things like the language...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Using A Foreign Language Influences Your Sense of Morality

    by Eva de Lozanne, United Academics Magazine In an other language you make different moral choices. Moral judgement is often considered to be a fixed given, based on deep-seated ideas on what is morally right and morally wrong. But, however counter-intuitive it may seem: recent research shows that people...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Neuroenhancement: How mental training and meditation can promote epistemic virtue (2015)

    - Discusses the potential, and the positive effects, of regular meditation both from the perspective of the individual and the broader society suggesting that it could help promote a more ethical social climate - Offers a fresh take by connecting meditation to both improved cognitive flexibility and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Tacit Knowing-in-Action and Mission Command (2015)

    Abstract Adult learners regularly confront complex and dynamic challenges in moments of crisis that require self-efficacy of intuition and immediate decision. Such “snap decision-making” requires highly developed critical thinking skills to effectively operate in the midst of chaos. This decisiveness...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Empathy, Justice, and Moral Behavior (2015)

    Abstract: Empathy shapes the landscape of our social lives. It motivates prosocial and caregiving behaviors, plays a role in inhibiting aggression, and facilitates cooperation between members of a similar social group. Thus, empathy is often conceived as a driving motivation of moral behavior and justice...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth (2015)

    (My publication) Posted by: pdaipha
  • From Bricolage to Collage: The Making of Decisions at a Weather Forecast Office (2015)

    This article elaborates the process of decision making in organizational environments characterized by disciplined improvisation. Building on an ethnography of forecasting operations at the National Weather Service, it introduces “collage” as a mediating concept between information bricolage and the...
    (My publication) Posted by: pdaipha
  • Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World (2015)

    Abstract : Statistical illiteracy can have an enormously negative impact on decision making. This book brings together applied and theoretical research on risks and decision making across the fields of medicine, psychology, and economics. Collectively, the chapters demonstrate why the frame in which...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Case Studies and Commentaries (2015)

    In recent years, a growing number of scientific careers have been brought down by scientists' failure to satisfactorily confront ethical challenges. Scientists need to learn early on what constitutes acceptable ethical behavior in their professions. Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment (2014)

    In The Upside of Your Dark Side , two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back. Emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and sadness might feel uncomfortable...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Building Wisdom and Character (2014)

    Health, Happiness, and Well-Being by authors Steven Jay Lynn, William T. O’Donohue, and Scott O. Lilienfeld provides the essential tools for becoming a knowledgeable consumer of information on behavioral health. Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, this volume discusses...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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