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By: Megan E. Birney 2011 marks 10 years since the mixed-race category was added to the U.K.’s annual censes. To commemorate this event, BBC Two has been running a series of programmes documenting the mixed-race experience both in Britain and … Continue reading ?
By Kevin R. Betts Whenever I mention growing up in Metro Detroit to people in my current city of Fargo, I find myself begrudgingly answering questions about street crime and gang violence — regional attractions and achievements, in contrast, are … Continue reading ?
By Kevin R. Betts Netflix witnessed a storm of customer outrage and tumbling stock prices this month as they dramatically increased their price for subscription to the service. Early this morning, CEO Reed Hastings reacted with an email to customers. … Continue reading ?
Navy videographer at Ground Zero In the 10 years since the events of September 2001 a vast amount of scholarly research has been written on the impact of 9/11. Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to share with you this collection of free book and … Continue reading ?
By Erica Zaiser An article on Science Daily discusses a recent presentation given at the APA annual conference on the good and bad effects of social networking. Now, I wasn’t at the conference so I can’t comment as to the actual presentation … Continue reading ?
By Kevin R. Betts I started reading a book this weekend titled, “The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life.” Author Len Fisher’s central idea is that understanding swarm intelligence can help us make better decisions. Swarm intelligence … Continue reading ?
By Erica Zaiser I came across this cartoon recently from Funnymos.com: Obviously it is meant to be humorous but it also made me wonder: Does having a trait like glasses change people’s initial impressions of you? And has there been … Continue reading ?
By: Megan Birney We all want to be happy. It’s something we’ve learned to strive for and likely the primary motivator for trying to land that perfect job, find your soul mate, start a family, get that promotion or buy … Continue reading ?
By, Adam K. Fetterman Making appeals to religion is nothing new for American politics. Nearly every candidate makes statements such as “God bless America” or claims that their candidacy is a calling from God. However, on the other end of … Continue reading ?
By Erica Zaiser Those who pay attention to the online world will probably know that Google+ fever is sweeping the blogosphere. Everyone wants an invite to the “Facebook killer” and invites are pretty hard to come by. If you are … Continue reading ?
By, Adam K. Fetterman Generally, catharsis can be described as the venting of aggressive energy in a socially acceptable way. Brad Bushman, Craig Anderson, and others are thought to have put this idea to rest a long time ago. However, … Continue reading ?
By, Adam K. Fetterman Sam Harris has been discussing the idea of (or lack thereof) free will. He is of the mindset that there is no free will. Many scientists are in agreement, but at the same time, there is … Continue reading ?
By Megan Birney During a recent visit with my boyfriend’s mother, she asked me the following question: So, what exactly are you researching for your PhD? As a PhD student, I am quite used to answering this question and replied … Continue reading ?
By P. Getty May 21st has come and gone, yet we are all still here. Are you as shocked as I am? OK, maybe I’m not really surprised that another “Judgment day,” prophesied by a kooky religious leader, has come … Continue reading ?
By Kevin R. Betts When the U.S. SEAL team raided Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan earlier this month, they did so without any approval from Pakistani officials. They covertly flew helicopters into the region, raided the compound in a … Continue reading ?
By: Christopher C. Duke, PhD In the 1950s, a group of psychologists led by Leon Festinger sought to better understand what happens when people are faced with conflicting thoughts and information. To study this, they infiltrated a doomsday cult that … Continue reading ?
By P. Getty If you haven’t heard, we got him! Thanks to a couple dozen of our well-trained Navy Seals and two strategically placed bullets, Osama bin Laden has gone the way of the Dodo—yippee! I have to admit that … Continue reading...
By Erica Zaiser Just after the “birthers” lost some footing with US President Obama’s release of his full birth certificate, the “deathers” have begun to question the validity of the news that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. Conspiracy theories have always … Continue reading ?
By Kevin R. Betts As millions of Americans tune in to news coverage about the death of Osama Bin Laden this week, a much smaller but equally ambitious group of Westerners are carefully reading and perhaps adopting the views put … Continue reading ?
By: Christopher C. Duke, PhD Even if you are not a psychologist, you have probably heard of confirmation bias. Whether you have heard of it or not, you have most certainly seen it and engaged in it. Confirmation bias is … Continue reading ?