Today I am taking a closer look at how buyer-supplier relationships evolve over time. This is the buyer-supplier relationship life cycle, where supply chains are dynamic and where supply chain partners are constantly changing: New suppliers are added, others are contractually terminated, cease to exist or become obsolete. Needless to say, nurturing and honing these relationships also improves supply chain performance. However, as Stephan Wagner points out in his recently published article on........ Read more »
Wagner, S. (2011) Supplier development and the relationship life-cycle. International Journal of Production Economics, 129(2), 277-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.10.020
Illuminations, class identities and the contested landscapes of Christmas From Sociology In the last two decades, illuminating the outside of a house with multi-colored lights has become a popular British Christmas practice. Whereas in the US these illuminations typically cover large middle-class homes, in Britain they have been largely adopted within working-class neighborhoods. This article investigates [...]... Read more »
Edensor, T., & Millington, S. (2009) Illuminations, Class Identities and the Contested Landscapes of Christmas. Sociology, 43(1), 103-121. DOI: 10.1177/0038038508099100
Sage journal Body and Society vol 16, n. 4 is finally out! Pardon my enthusiasm, but this issue features my 30-page essay A History of Virulence: The Body and Computer Culture in the 1980s: a killer mix of hackerdom, virality and computer nostalgia that also happens to be IMHO one hell of a contribution to [...]... Read more »
Casilli, Antonio A. (2010) A History of Virulence: The Body and Computer Culture in the 1980s. Body , 16(4), 1-31. DOI: 10.1177/1357034X10383880
‘Love is in the air’: Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request From Psychology of Music If you’re having trouble getting a date, French researchers suggest that picking the right soundtrack could improve the odds. There’s plenty of research indicating that the media affects our behavior but this study specifically [...]... Read more »
Gueguen, N., Jacob, C., & Lamy, L. (2010) 'Love is in the air': Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request. Psychology of Music, 38(3), 303-307. DOI: 10.1177/0305735609360428
by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room
I remember being fascinated by Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. And during my maternity leave after my first child was born, I watched most of the Jeffrey Dahmer trials on CNN aware of the irony inherent in rocking my sleeping newborn while tracking the testimony of Park Dietz. So, naturally, when I saw the new [...]
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Vicary, A., & Fraley, R. (2010) Captured by True Crime: Why Are Women Drawn to Tales of Rape, Murder, and Serial Killers?. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(1), 81-86. DOI: 10.1177/1948550609355486
So, in the world of population genetics, as in the real world, people are often interested in diversity, and in how that diversity is distributed. In biological contexts, quantifying these things is important because it gives us insight into the processes – like reproduction, migration, selection, etc. – responsible for generating the observed patterns of diversity.
Here I look at how racial diversity is apportioned among counties (or county equivalents) in each of the 50 states, using two ........ Read more »
JOST, L. (2008) GST and its relatives do not measure differentiation . Molecular Ecology, 17(18), 4015-4026. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03887.x
This week's theme is epistemological unease in the sciences: Complaints in a number of disciplines that studies didn't really find the effects they're reporting. One reason for these worries is that many studies nowadays are never repeated. So today I'm going to consciously and rationally resist ...Read More
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Phillips, D., Kanter, E., Bednarczyk, B., & Tastad, P. (1991) Importance of the Lay Press in the Transmission of Medical Knowledge to the Scientific Community. New England Journal of Medicine, 325(16), 1180-1183. DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199110173251620
Markey, P., & Markey, C. (2010) Changes in pornography-seeking behaviors following political elections: an examination of the challenge hypothesis. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31(6), 442-446. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2010.06.004
New research has shown that watching funny video at work may likely make you more creative. So all those bosses who catch their subordinates snooping in some comic videos on Youtube, be happy! The same subordinate might come up with … Continue reading →... Read more »
Nadler RT, Rabi R, & Minda JP. (2010) Better mood and better performance: learning rule-described categories is enhanced by positive mood. Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS, 21(12), 1770-6. PMID: 20974709
A new survey of family doctors in North America has found that they are more comfortable prescribing viagra than modafinil or ritalin. The new study in PLoS ONE was conducted by Opeyemi Banjo, Roland Nadler and Peter Reiner, three neuroethicists at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. They were interested in doctor’s attitudes to pharmacological cognitive enhancers (or smart drugs as we stupid people call them)... Read more »
Banjo, O., Nadler, R., & Reiner, P. (2010) Physician Attitudes towards Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement: Safety Concerns Are Paramount. PLoS ONE, 5(12). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014322
We’ve written a lot about racial biases in the courtroom. As regular readers of this blog know, we look for ways to mitigate the impact of racial biases. We believe in social justice. We also know (although we don’t like it much) that there are times when in the interests of advocacy, it is important [...]
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Johnson, MK, Rowatt, WC, & LaBouff, J. (2010) Priming Christian religious concepts increases racial prejudice. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(2). info:/
From Probation Journal This study suggests that economists have a unique opportunity to help solve the prison crisis by bringing sophisticated economic modelling techniques to bear on the problem. Over the last decade prison numbers risen sharply in England and Wales and are set to rise further. As of January 2010 the prison population was [...]... Read more »
If religion is a virus, then perhaps the spread of religion can be understood through the lens of evolutionary theory. Perhaps cultural evolution can be modelled using the same mathematical tools applied to genetic evolution.
Well, that's overly simplistic, of course - as anyone who's followed the 'meme' controversy over the years will know. In fact, the authors of the paper I'm writing up today - Michael Doebli and Iaroslav Ispolatov at the University of British Columbia - studiously avo........ Read more »
Doebeli M, & Ispolatov I. (2010) A model for the evolutionary diversification of religions. Journal of theoretical biology, 267(4), 676-84. PMID: 20854828
The studies explained were focused on perceived predictability (and available future options or opportunities) of oneself in in contrast to those around them. In essence, the research exposes a trend of subjective egocentric thinking and denial. We color our experiences by the filter of our world view. It's sad to see that our lack of objectivity also colors our perception of the personalities and behavior of those we are in contact with. ... Read more »
Pronin, E., & Kugler, M. (2010) People believe they have more free will than others. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1012046108
It seems sensible and seductive to suggest that child abuse causes mental disorder and that mental disorder aggravates the risk for male suicide. However, contrary to what Mandelli et al. (2010) might argue here, I would protest that attempting to squeeze such a multi-faceted and fluid problematic into a thimble is a circus trick beyond reason. ... Read more »
Mandelli L, Carli V, Roy A, Serretti A, & Sarchiapone M. (2010) The influence of childhood trauma on the onset and repetition of suicidal behavior: An investigation in a high risk sample of male prisoners. Journal of psychiatric research. PMID: 21115183
PDF de mon article "'Petites boîtes' et individualisme en réseau. Les usages socialisants du Web en débat", tout juste paru dans Les Annales des Mines, série Réalités Industrielles (novembre 2010).... Read more »
Antonio A. Casilli. (2010) "'Petites boîtes' et individualisme en réseau. Les usages socialisants du Web en débat". Annales des Mines (série "Réalités Industrielles"), 216(4), 54-59. info:/
by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room
In 1992, Sade sang ‘Smooth Operator’. Almost two decades later we have research confirming that a smooth talker wins the day still. Put more bluntly—style trumps substance (particularly when that substance is delivered poorly). We say we want information, but really we want infotainment. Todd Rogers and Michael Norton (both at Harvard) showed participants different [...]
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When in Rome…Learn why the Romans do what they do: how multicultural learning experiences facilitate creativity From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin This research reveals that creativity can be enhanced by experiencing cultures different from one’s own. Three studies looked at students who had lived abroad and those who hadn’t, testing them on [...]... Read more »
Maddux, W., Adam, H., & Galinsky, A. (2010) When in Rome .. Learn Why the Romans Do What They Do: How Multicultural Learning Experiences Facilitate Creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(6), 731-741. DOI: 10.1177/0146167210367786
Yeah — I didn’t think this was a belief that anyone held either. But apparently it’s Danish urban folklore that you can become drunk by submerging your feet in an...... Read more »
Christian Stevns Hansen, Louise Holmsgaard Færch, Peter Lommer Kristensen. (2010) Testing the validity of the Danish urban myth that alcohol can be absorbed through feet: open labelled self experimental study. The British Medical Journal. info:/10.1136/bmj.c6812
Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality traits From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Internet dating is a growing trend, but can we trust the information that people provide about themselves via online dating services? The researchers in this study investigated over 5000 individuals dating online, using surveys [...]... Read more »
Hall, J., Park, N., Song, H., & Cody, M. (2010) Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality traits. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(1), 117-135. DOI: 10.1177/0265407509349633
It's hard to imagine that knowledge could be lost today. Technology seems to have put the ability to know almost everything within our grasp. So when researchers announced that they had "found" a previously unknown Peruvian language earlier this year, it was strangely tantalizing. Here was knowledge that we couldn't Google. We could plumb the archives and look for clues that might offer answers, but true understanding would not be easily attainable. And in all likelihood, we would have to resign........ Read more »
Quilter, J., Zender, M., Spalding, K., Jordán, R., Mora, C., & Murga, J. (2010) RESEARCH ARTICLES: Traces of a Lost Language and Number System Discovered on the North Coast of Peru. American Anthropologist, 112(3), 357-369. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1433.2010.01245.x
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