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  • January 10, 2011
  • 11:02 AM
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Care and equality in volunteer tourism: the perspective of locals

by Émilie Crossley in Journeys through the psychosocial

Advocates of volunteer tourism are keen to stress that the relationship between hosts and guests it engenders is one of responsibility, equality and reciprocity. It is a model of tourism that supposedly brings benefits to all parties involved, especially to host communities in developing countries, and which stands in firm opposition to the insensitive and [...]... Read more »

Sin, H.L. (2010) Who are we responsible to? Locals’ tales of volunteer tourism. Geoforum, 983-992. info:/

  • January 10, 2011
  • 08:15 AM
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Delusions, odd and common: Living in the prodrome, part 2

by gregdowney in Neuroanthropology

Author Rachel Aviv talked at length with a number of young people who had been identified as being ‘prodromal’ for schizophrenia, experiencing periodic delusions and at risk of converting to full-blown schizophrenia, following some of the at-risk individuals for a year.  In December’s Harper’s, Aviv offered a sensitive, insightful account of their day-to-day struggles to maintain insight, recognizing which of their experiences are not real: Which way madness lies: Can psychosis be preve........ Read more »

Bauer, S., Schanda, H., Karakula, H., Olajossy-Hilkesberger, L., Rudaleviciene, P., Okribelashvili, N., Chaudhry, H., Idemudia, S., Gscheider, S., & Ritter, K. (2010) Culture and the prevalence of hallucinations in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.06.008  

Corcoran, C., Davidson, L., Sills-Shahar, R., Nickou, C., Malaspina, D., Miller, T., & McGlashan, T. (2003) A Qualitative Research Study of the Evolution of Symptoms in Individuals Identified as Prodromal to Psychosis. Psychiatric Quarterly, 74(4), 313-332. DOI: 10.1023/A:1026083309607  

Koenig HG. (2009) Research on religion, spirituality, and mental health: a review. Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 54(5), 283-91. PMID: 19497160  

Roth, T., Lubin, F., Sodhi, M., & Kleinman, J. (2009) Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1790(9), 869-877. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2009.06.009  

  • January 10, 2011
  • 08:15 AM
  • 1,476 views

Delusions, odd and common: Living in the prodrome, part 2

by Daniel Lende in Neuroanthropology PLoS

Author Rachel Aviv talked at length with a number of young people who had been identified as being ‘prodromal’ for schizophrenia, experiencing periodic delusions and at risk of converting to full-blown schizophrenia, following some of the at-risk individuals for a year.  In December’s Harper’s, Aviv offered a sensitive, insightful account of their day-to-day struggles to maintain insight, recognizing which of their experiences are not real: Which way madness lies: Can psychosis be preve........ Read more »

Bauer, S., Schanda, H., Karakula, H., Olajossy-Hilkesberger, L., Rudaleviciene, P., Okribelashvili, N., Chaudhry, H., Idemudia, S., Gscheider, S., & Ritter, K. (2010) Culture and the prevalence of hallucinations in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.06.008  

Corcoran, C., Davidson, L., Sills-Shahar, R., Nickou, C., Malaspina, D., Miller, T., & McGlashan, T. (2003) A Qualitative Research Study of the Evolution of Symptoms in Individuals Identified as Prodromal to Psychosis. Psychiatric Quarterly, 74(4), 313-332. DOI: 10.1023/A:1026083309607  

Koenig HG. (2009) Research on religion, spirituality, and mental health: a review. Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 54(5), 283-91. PMID: 19497160  

Roth, T., Lubin, F., Sodhi, M., & Kleinman, J. (2009) Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1790(9), 869-877. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2009.06.009  

  • January 10, 2011
  • 07:47 AM
  • 998 views

The speed of cities

by Jason Collins in Evolving Economics

Over the weekend, I listened to a great Radiolab podcast in which Bob Levine was interviewed about the pace of walking in cities. Bob spoke about how people tend to walk faster in larger cities, with this relationship surprisingly consistent. Where does this walking pace comes from. As the host Jad asked, do we make [...]... Read more »

Bornstein, M., & Bornstein, H. (1976) The pace of life. Nature, 259(5544), 557-559. DOI: 10.1038/259557a0  

  • January 10, 2011
  • 07:03 AM
  • 855 views

News flash: Lawyers Under Stress are Critical, Cautious & Distant

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

And who isn’t? It isn’t really news that stress can bring out the “dark side” in each of us—but it is the topic of recent research. (Find the complete report on which this write-up is based here.) You have likely often seen the write-ups about “personality characteristics” of those in various professions. And it is often a [...]


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Daicoff, S. (1997) Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Review of Empirical Research on Attorney Attributes Bearing on Professionalism. American University Law Review, 1337. info:/

  • January 8, 2011
  • 11:00 AM
  • 843 views

Trends and drivers for cross-border supply chains

by Jan Husdal in husdal.com

What are the main change and trend drivers for international supply chains? How will future cross-border supply chains look like? This article identifies a set of foreseeable drivers of change and their predicted impact on global supply chain management for the next 20 years. ... Read more »

Hameri, A., & Hintsa, J. (2009) Assessing the drivers of change for cross-border supply chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution , 39(9), 741-761. DOI: 10.1108/09600030911008184  

  • January 7, 2011
  • 03:58 PM
  • 1,174 views

Americans: not as religious as they think they are

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

We're used to hearing that America is an exceptional nation when it comes to religion. Certainly, the hold that religion has over public life is unparalleled among wealthy nations, and most Americans readily tell pollsters that they are dutifully religious.

But it seems that American religiosity might also be exceptional for quite another reason. It turns out that the gap between what they tell pollsters and what they actually do is bigger than for any other nation.

We've known for a long time........ Read more »

Brenner, Philip S. (2011) Exceptional behavior or exceptional identity? Overreporting of church attendance in the US. Public Opinion Quarterly. info:/

  • January 7, 2011
  • 01:39 PM
  • 688 views

REDD and Financial Resilience for Conservation

by Noam Ross in Noam Ross

This month's Conservation Letters has a Policy Perspective on the risks of relying REDD+ funding for conservation projects.  REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, with the "+" standing for biodiversity and social benefits), is a mechanism for transferring funds to developing countries for forest preservation and restoration.  REDD+ financing is eventually supposed to flow primarily from the private sector, and it is one of the few parts of an........ Read more »

  • January 7, 2011
  • 10:50 AM
  • 783 views

Guest post: sex-differential use of the same objects versus sex-differences in object preference

by Kate Clancy in Context & Variation

This is a response to the Kaylenberg and Wrangham 2010 paper on stick-carrying chimpanzees.... Read more »

  • January 7, 2011
  • 10:43 AM
  • 710 views

The heat is on – Climategate as a peek into scientific controversies

by Henrik Karlstrøm in STS Guru

Remember the previous -gate? Not the current one with the leaking cables, but the other one with the climate scientists who got their internal communication leaked to the internet, sparking fierce debate on the possible ideological bias of climate research? That’s right: it’s time to come back to Climategate. Two of my colleagues here at the institute, Tomas Moe Skjølsvold and Marianne Ryghaug, have gone through the e-mails that were leaked and looked at what it says about the........ Read more »

  • January 7, 2011
  • 07:02 AM
  • 1,026 views

Simple Jury Persuasion: On caffeine and speed

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

We’re reacting to two different PsyBlog posts at once because their posts have striking relevance to litigation strategy. As they continue their series on top forms of persuasion—they touch on caffeine and speech rate.  So. Let’s take a look at how these strategies apply to litigation advocacy, because (as we’ve seen with some advertising principles [...]


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  • January 7, 2011
  • 02:06 AM
  • 730 views

Birth Order Influences the Formation of Long-Term Relationships

by Psychothalamus in Psychothalamus

134 years since Francis Galton opened the birth order effects debate by observing that first-born sons and only sons were over-represented among English scientists, controversy has shrouded the issue such that we haven't quite gotten past whether birth order effects exist or not, let alone properly consider what they are or how they work.Some scholars assert that the lack of conclusive evidence is due to methodological biases that may allow the researcher to find the result that he or she i........ Read more »

Joshua K. Hartshorne, Nancy Salem-Hartshorne, and Timothy S. Hartshorne. (2009) Birth Order Effects in the Formation of Long-Term Relationship. Journal of Individual Psychology, 65(2). info:/

  • January 6, 2011
  • 02:00 AM
  • 319 views

Branding in a new light: conveying identities through altered lighting

by SAGE Insight in SAGE Insight

Light and corporate identity: Using lighting for corporate communication From Lighting Research and Technology This study explores how lighting design can alter the perceived brand identity of a room. Today’s shop lighting doesn’t just need to show off the goods in their best light, but also convey the brand image strategically in a chain of [...]... Read more »

  • January 5, 2011
  • 06:52 PM
  • 1,265 views

Recursion: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?

by Hannah Little in A Replicated Typo 2.0

Hello Hello and Happy New Year,
So a new article appeared on the internet late last year by Coolidge, Overmann and Wynn (2010) (hereafter referred to as COW because it makes me smile). It’s a really short sweet little paper and you should read it as recursion is perhaps one of the hottest topics around language evolution. . . . → Read More: Recursion: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?... Read more »

Coolidge, F., Overmann, K., & Wynn, T. (2010) Recursion: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1002/wcs.131  

  • January 5, 2011
  • 06:37 PM
  • 2,095 views

Slipping into psychosis: living in the prodrome (part 1)

by gregdowney in Neuroanthropology

How might it feel to sense your own sanity eroding? Would you realize it? How might you sift the phantoms from physical reality, daydream from delusion, the irrefutable from the implausible? Or, as author Rachel Aviv puts it,
When does a strong idea take on a pathological flavor? How does a metaphysical crisis morph into a medical one? At what point does our interpretation of the world become so fixed that it no longer matters “what almost everyone else believes” [part of the definition o........ Read more »

Addington, J., Cadenhead, K., Cannon, T., Cornblatt, B., McGlashan, T., Perkins, D., Seidman, L., Tsuang, M., Walker, E., Woods, S.... (2007) North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study: A Collaborative Multisite Approach to Prodromal Schizophrenia Research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33(3), 665-672. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbl075  

Corcoran, C., Davidson, L., Sills-Shahar, R., Nickou, C., Malaspina, D., Miller, T., & McGlashan, T. (2003) A Qualitative Research Study of the Evolution of Symptoms in Individuals Identified as Prodromal to Psychosis. Psychiatric Quarterly, 74(4), 313-332. DOI: 10.1023/A:1026083309607  

  • January 5, 2011
  • 11:15 AM
  • 916 views

"Bad-sad-bad" and other responses to death.

by SeriousMonkeyBusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

Death--every philosopher has a take on it. But what is the take on death from a primatological perspective?... Read more »

Anderson J.R. (2010) A primatological perspective on death. American Journal of Primatology. PMID: 21197638  

  • January 4, 2011
  • 09:53 PM
  • 835 views

The Cost of Christmas

by Jon Wilkins in Lost in Transcription

So, if you haven't already, you'll probably soon receive the credit card bill with all of your Christmas purchases on it. Was it worth it? Well, was it, punk?

If you're like most people, some of your presents were probably intended to impress someone. The question is, what's the best kind of present for that? Should I give the girl from math class diamond earrings, or new batteries for her calculator? Should I give my boss a mug, or a gift certificate to Glamour Shots?

Fortunately, Science!™........ Read more »

Sozou, P., & Seymour, R. (2005) Costly but worthless gifts facilitate courtship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 272(1575), 1877-1884. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3152  

  • January 4, 2011
  • 03:51 PM
  • 767 views

Around the web: cognitive sex differences

by Kate Clancy in Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology

A dissection and link round-up about cognitive sex differences.... Read more »

  • January 4, 2011
  • 02:25 PM
  • 1,016 views

The Real Drugs Crisis: The top secret database worth $35,000,000,000 in blood money, that you didn’t even know existed

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

A look at how the rapidly increasing fake medicines market could be prevented with open data and how the problem is inextricably linked to the underground generic pills trade.... Read more »

  • January 4, 2011
  • 09:05 AM
  • 1,642 views

Mutualist matchmaking made simple

by Jeremy Yoder in Denim and Tweed

Back in September, I wrote about a new economic model of mutualism that proposed mutualists could keep their partner species from cheating—exploiting the benefits of a mutualistic relationship without returning the favor—without explicitly punishing them, so long as failure to play nice led to a reduction in mutualistic benefit [$a]. Now the same research group has published an elaboration of the economic approach to mutualism in the January issue of The American Naturalist, which suggests t........ Read more »

Archetti, M., Úbeda, F., Fudenberg, D., Green, J., Pierce, N., & Yu, D. (2011) Let the right one In: A microeconomic approach to partner choice in mutualisms. The American Naturalist, 177(1), 75-85. DOI: 10.1086/657622  

Weyl, E., Frederickson, M., Yu, D., & Pierce, N. (2010) Economic contract theory tests models of mutualism. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 107(36), 15712-6. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1005294107  

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