by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room
Conspiracy theorists have been with us for perhaps, forever. Most recently we’ve been reading about birthers and deathers. But the idea of conspiracy theories goes beyond fringe elements. According to a recent issue of Rasmussen Reports, 53% of us believe elections are rigged to help incumbents in Congress. Sometimes, those espousing conspiracy theories are actually harmed when [...]
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The media and blogosphere has dedicated plenty of column and blog inches to a recently published study by Danziger and colleagues on how parole rates by Israeli judges vary through the day. From the abstract: We record the judges’ two daily food breaks, which result in segmenting the deliberations of the day into three distinct “decision [...]... Read more »
A Science Fiction story about the Age of the Superbug
There was something about her... a pale, reddish complexion, so rare these days... all the other desks in the dull classroom where occupied by students who faded together in their blue and gray hues... who snuck furtive glances at the ruddy newcomer, in her bright blue overalls and frizzy, untamed hair.
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Sought after by polar explorers and long awaited by the shipping community: The Northern Sea Route. Year by year the Arctic summer ice cap is melting and the race will be soon be on to take part in what is perhaps the last and final adventure in the development of maritime logistics and global shipping lanes.... Read more »
Schøyen, H., & Bråthen, S. (2011) The Northern Sea Route versus the Suez Canal: cases from bulk shipping. Journal of Transport Geography. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.03.003
This week, pop superstar Beyonce launched the music video for her newest single: Run The World (Girls). The song itself practically screams Female Empowerment Anthem with its repeating chorus of “Who runs the world? Girls!“ Empowering? Absolutely! Fun song to … Continue reading →... Read more »
Adler, N. (1993) An International Perspective on the Barriers to the Advancement of Women Managers. Applied Psychology, 42(4), 289-300. DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.1993.tb00745.x
A recent infographic created by the folks at Medical Billing and Coding is a terrific example of the persuasiveness of visual evidence. We are fans of visual evidence and have written about the appeal several times. Your graphic doesn’t have to be starchy and technical and, in fact, it’s better if it isn’t. The complete [...]
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So, you've probably heard that the world is ending this Saturday (or, as Tom Scocca explains, sometime between Friday evening and Sunday morning, depending on how the rapture interacts with the time zones). You may already have signed up on Facebook to attend the pre-rapture orgy and/or the post-rapture looting.
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Selten, R., & Stoecker, R. (1986) End behavior in sequences of finite Prisoner's Dilemma supergames A learning theory approach. Journal of Economic Behavior , 7(1), 47-70. DOI: 10.1016/0167-2681(86)90021-1
Shalizi, C., & Thomas, A. (2011). <a href=”Shalizi, C., & Thomas, A. (2011). Homophily and Contagion Are Generically Confounded in Observational Social Network Studies Sociological Methods & Research, 40 (2), 211-239 DOI: 10.1177/0049124111404820“>Homophily and Contagion Are Generically Confounded in Observational Social Network Studies Sociological Methods & Research, 40 (2), 211-239 DOI: 10.1177/0049124111404820 Featured article: Available [...]... Read more »
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When I lived in Basel, a city in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, I often found myself performing an involuntary field experiment in language attitudes. As likely to speak English as German in public, I was regularly confronted with strangers’ … Continue reading →... Read more »
Moser, Urs . (2010) Entwicklung der Sprachkompetenzen in der Erst- und Zweitsprache von Migrantenkindern. Do you speak Swiss? Verlag Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 105-107. info:/
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The phrase "filter bubble" refers to an internet phenomena, as well as to some basic psychology on how we receive and process information. It suggests the individual separation (that is the 'bubble' part) that occurs when the information that we read and think about is pre-screened (that is the 'filter' part) with and without our knowledge, in the name of customization. Yes, that is what the intenet now does: from news sites to search engines, we aren't reading from a common text, but are ins........ Read more »
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In evolutionary biology, there is a now-discredited idea that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.” In other words, the development of an organism follows its evolutionary history. Human embryos look like they have gills because people evolved from fish, we have tails in utero because of the same origins, and so forth. In a recent paper in PLoS [...]... Read more »
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