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NEWS
  • Never Mind What People Believe—How Can We Change What They Do? A Chat with Robert Cialdini

    by David Roberts from Grist "When it comes to energy, policymakers are often confronted with human behavior that seems irrational, unpredictable, or unmanageable. Advocates for energy efficiency in particular are plagued by the gap between what it would make sense for people to do and what they...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Some Social Skills May Be Genetic

    by Janelle Weaver for Wired Science "Social butterflies who shine at parties may get their edge from special genes that make them experts at recognizing faces. Scientists have found the strongest evidence to date that genes govern how well we keep track of who’s who. The findings suggest that face...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • How to Forget Fear

    by Ed Yong and Alice Fishburn from Seed Magazine "Imagine if you could rewrite your mind as quickly as a document on your computer. No more painful memories, no phobias or ingrained fears, just a blank slate where the scars that mark each human life used to be. This may sound like the stuff of Hollywood...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Are Scientists or Moviemakers the Bigger Dodos?

    by Abby Callard for Smithsonian "You were a tenured professor at the University of New Hampshire and you left to pursue filmmaking in Hollywood. Why? Storytelling. As I look back on the past 30 years, I realize that the single biggest thing that drew me into science were great scientists who told...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Faith, hope and clarity

    By Sholto Byrnes from NewStatesman. "The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last being adopted – and it is religious groups that are leading the way, in a new spirit of openness and acceptance. An example of this is how the Channels of Hope-trained...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts

    by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld from Scientific American "In 1984 Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl and sentenced to the gas chamber—an outcome that rested largely on the testimony of five eyewitnesses. After Bloodsworth served nine years in prison...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Food Fighter

    by Nick Paumgarten "Like many who have come before, [John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods] says that it was only when he started a business--when he had to meet payroll and deal with government red tape--that his political and economic views, fed on readings of Friedman, Rand, and the Austrians, veered...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Buckle Up Your Seatbelt and Behave

    by William Ecenbarger in Smithsonian "In the middle of the last century, Volvo began seeking improvements to seat belts to protect drivers and passengers in its vehicles. When the Swedish automaker tried a single strap over the belly, the result was abdominal injuries in high-speed crashes. The...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Why do we hate? Academics seek answer in new field

    In Psychology in the News "Why did the *** hate the Jews? Why did the Hutus hate the Tutsis? Hate is everywhere, but the fundamental question of why one person can hate another has never been adequately studied, contends Jim Mohr of Gonzaga University, who is developing a new academic field of hate...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Can Your Expectations Shape My Behavior?

    by Bella DePaulo in Psychology Today "So suppose I meet someone for the first time, let's say a man, who believes that single people are miserable and lonely and want nothing more than to become unsingle. He has no particular animus toward me or toward single people in general - he just expects...
     Posted by: nick stock
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Military Cognitive Readiness at the Operational and Strategic Levels: A Theoretical Model for Measurement Development (2012)

    Abstract: Military cognitive readiness is a somewhat new concept that has been defined many ways. In this article, I review these definitions and propose that cognitive readiness is not just one construct, but three inter-related constructs akin to the military levels of war and readiness (tactical,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Financial Costs of Sadness (2012)

    Abstract: We hypothesized a phenomenon that we term myopic misery. According to our hypothesis, sadness increases impatience and creates a myopic focus on obtaining money immediately instead of later. This focus, in turn, increases intertemporal discount rates and thereby produces substantial financial...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Can Consumers Be Wise? Aristotle Speaks to the 21st Century (2012)

    Excerpt: What does it mean to be a wise consumer? We suspect that for most people, wise in this context means shrewd; that is, someone who is not taken in by marketing hype, who negotiates good deals, and who gets what he or she wants. In this chapter, we seek to develop a much needed and richer understanding...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Menace of Science without Wisdom (2012)

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    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • The Foreign-Language Effect Thinking in a Foreign Tongue Reduces Decision Biases (2012)

    Abstract: Would you make the same decisions in a foreign language as you would in your native tongue? It may be intuitive that people would make the same choices regardless of the language they are using, or that the difficulty of using a foreign language would make decisions less systematic. We discovered...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Hot-Cold Decision Triangle: A Framework for Healthier Choices (2012)

    Abstract: People often behave in ways that are clearly detrimental to their health. We review representative research on unhealthy behaviors within a parsimonious framework, the Hot-Cold Decision Triangle. Through this framework, we describe how when people embrace colder state reasoning — instead of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Boosting Wisdom: Distance from the self enhances wise reasoning, attitudes and behavior. (2012)

    Although humans strive to be wise, they often fail to do so when reasoning over issues that have profound personal implications. Here we test the hypothesis that psychological distance enhances wise reasoning, attitudes and behavior under such circumstances. Two experiments demonstrate that cueing people...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • The Power of Predictive Wisdom: Making Precision Predictions in an Uncertain World (2012)

    Stock Market Randomness Theory under Serious Challenge A Synopsis of The Power of Predictive Wisdom: Making Precision Predictions in an Uncertain World by Dr. Qingsong Zhang, PhD A conventional wisdom in the financial world claims that the stock market is governed by laws of uncertainty and randomness...
    (My publication) Posted by: kingdomofwise
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