Booming cruise industry could bring less eco-friendly tourists to Belize
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Tedstone Doherty and Kartalova-O'Doherty (2010) call for a 'gender sensitive approach' to mental health policies, promotion, and prevention. They base this strategy on their findings that men 'do' help-seeking differently to women and that we need to take account of this gender split when planning services, et al. ... Read more »
Tedstone Doherty, D., & Kartalova-O'Doherty, Y. (2010) Gender and self-reported mental health problems: Predictors of help seeking from a general practitioner. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15(1), 213-228. DOI: 10.1348/135910709X457423
For such a small area, the Five Points really has a great deal of history connected to it. Walking through present day Chinatown, I was really struck by how various elements of the Five Points have persisted through time, and have managed to impart some of the old character into the neighborhood. The streets bustle with throngs of Asian residents, reminiscent of the earlier immigrant settlers who
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Bremner, Robert H. (1958) The Big Flat: History of a New York Tenement House. The American Historical Review, 64(1), 54. DOI: 10.2307/1844857
Michael Montgomery. (2003) Keeping the Tenants Down: Height Restrictions and Manhattan's Tenement House System, 1885 - 1930. Cato Journal, 22(3), 495-509. info:/
I recently read a fascinating book chapter written by William Arsenio titled Happy Victimization: Emotion Dysregulation in The Context of Instrumental, Proactive Aggression. Early in the chapter, the author discussed how according to a study, 4-year-old children tended to predict that a bully would feel happy after pushing around some poor chump on the playground, aka happy victimization (Arsenio & Kramer, 1992). However, at age 6, children who were probed further not only predicted that the bul........ Read more »
Aaronson CJ, Bender DS, Skodol AE, & Gunderson JG. (2006) Comparison of attachment styles in borderline personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 77(1), 69-80. PMID: 16397756
Blair, R. (2008) Review. The amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex: functional contributions and dysfunction in psychopathy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363(1503), 2557-2565. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0027
FECTEAU, S., PASCUALLEONE, A., & THEORET, H. (2008) Psychopathy and the mirror neuron system: Preliminary findings from a non-psychiatric sample. Psychiatry Research, 160(2), 137-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2007.08.022
Fertuck EA, Jekal A, Song I, Wyman B, Morris MC, Wilson ST, Brodsky BS, & Stanley B. (2009) Enhanced 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' in borderline personality disorder compared to healthy controls. Psychological medicine, 39(12), 1979-88. PMID: 19460187
Saltaris, C. (2002) Psychopathy in juvenile offenders Can temperament and attachment be considered as robust developmental precursors?. Clinical Psychology Review, 22(5), 729-752. DOI: 10.1016/S0272-7358(01)00122-2
Sean A. Munson, & Paul Resnick (2010). Presenting diverse political opinions: how and how much Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems : http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753543Can we ever be convinced by someone we usually disagree with completely? Can we even manage to read regularly people whose views are antithetical to our own? These are fascinating questions, I think. First, because they are political questions; conversations and deba........ Read more »
Sean A. Munson, & Paul Resnick. (2010) Presenting diverse political opinions: how and how much. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. info:/http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753543
How do risks in supply relationships and and organizational learning play out in risk management? The idea is that supply chain partners collaborate as a response to uncertainty in the supply and in consequence develop a learning supply chain, in which they share information. ... Read more »
HALLIKAS, J., PUUMALAINEN, K., VESTERINEN, T., & VIROLAINEN, V. (2005) Risk-based classification of supplier relationships. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 11(2-3), 72-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2005.10.005
A new study shows that chimps sacrifice their own advantage if they earned it unfairly.Image: Owen Booth / Creative Commons
Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When social benefits are handed out unequally or when prior agreements are not honored it represents a breach of trust. Based on this, Americans were justifiably outraged when, not just one, but two administrations bailed out the ........ Read more »
Brosnan, S., Talbot, C., Ahlgren, M., Lambeth, S., & Schapiro, S. (2010) Mechanisms underlying responses to inequitable outcomes in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. Animal Behaviour. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.02.019
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Erwin Koller, one of my teachers and mentors, in Lisbon this weekend. It’s a special gift when teacher and student become friends and form a lasting relationship and I will be forever grateful to Professor Koller for his teaching and his friendship.
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Cristina Flores, & Orlando Grossegesse (Eds.). (2007) Wildern in luso-austro-deutschen Sprach- und Textgefilden: Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Erwin Koller [Roughing it in the linguistic and textual wilds of Portuguese, Austrian and German: Festschrift for Erwin Koller on the occasion of his 60th birthd. Braga, PT: Cehum - Centro de Estudos Humanísticos. info:/
Barton (2010) covers familiar territory, in showing up that life for GLBTI people in the Bible Belt in the US is harsh. However, the liberationist methodology she employed in her research gives a fresh, insightful and deeply personal view of what it means to be hated for being who you are. ... Read more »
It seems that almost all of us have been caught surprised to some extent by the event of Iceland Volcanic Ash, its huge unexpected impact on air transportation across Europe, and the subsequent chaos that has jolted our perception of the modern world complex systems.Clearly most, if not all, of us want to avoid such surprises. But a recent poll that I myself designed indicates that people indeed feel too often surprised. More than 60% of the participants in that poll tend to think that they usua........ Read more »
Chermack, Thomas J. (2003) The role of scenarios in altering mental models and building organizational knowledge. Futures Research Quarterly . info:other/
Hmelo-Silver, C. (2004) Comparing expert and novice understanding of a complex system from the perspective of structures, behaviors, and functions. Cognitive Science, 28(1), 127-138. DOI: 10.1016/S0364-0213(03)00065-X
Among all the reasons for being more environmentally friendly, here's one that might marketing execs will love: Status!... Read more »
Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J., & Van den Bergh, B. (2010) Going green to be seen: Status, reputation, and conspicuous conservation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(3), 392-404. DOI: 10.1037/a0017346
In 1990, I remember driving on a freeway in Phoenix after midnight. The temperature was a cool 102 degrees F after breaking the all time heat record of 126 F that day. Deserts are good at cooling off at night. But with all of the built environment in Phoenix storing heat from the day, the [...]... Read more »
Mark McCarthy, Martin Best, and Richard Betts. (2010) Climate change in cities due to global warming and urban effects. Geophysical Research Letters. info:/10.1029/2010GL042845
Ecolabelling may not be worth it for Maine lobster fishery
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Goyert, W., Sagarin, R., & J. Annala. (2010) The promise and pitfalls of Marine Stewardship Council certification: Maine lobster as a case study. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2010.03.010
We are happy to publish this contribution from our reader Donald R. Strong of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis.
Thailand is a cornucopia of agricultural biodiversity. Western visitors like me are astounded by the numbers of kinds, and sheer volume, of fruits and vegetables offered from the densely packed food carts [...]... Read more »
Amekawa, Y. (2010) Rethinking Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand: A Governance Perspective. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 34(4), 389-416. DOI: 10.1080/10440041003680254
Today children are often described as follows
They live in social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Second Life gathering friends; they text more than they talk on the phone; and they Twitter the night away often sleeping with their cell phones vibrating by their sides.
A recent study challenges the believes that children have multitasking skills [...]
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The Dangers of Facebook or Let’s Be Careful Out There
The Dangers of Facebook
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Paul A. Kirschner, & Aryn C. Karpinski. (2010) Facebook and Academic Performance. Computers in Human Behavior. info:/
Religious people are more racist than average. That fact has been known for decades, and it's rather surprising given that mainstream religions are unanimous in preaching racial tolerance. Just why this should be is not well understood.Does religion really cause racism, or is it that are racists drawn to religion? Three recent studies have shed a little light on that question, with fascinating results.Do subconscious religious prompts increase racism?Can you make someone more racist simply by su........ Read more »
Megan K. Johnson, Wade C. Rowatt, & Jordan LaBouff. (2010) Priming Christian Religious Concepts Increases Racial Prejudice. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(2), 119-126. info:/10.1177/1948550609357246
Hall, D., Matz, D., & Wood, W. (2009) Why Don't We Practice What We Preach? A Meta-Analytic Review of Religious Racism. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14(1), 126-139. DOI: 10.1177/1088868309352179
Hathcoat, J., & Barnes, L. (2010) Explaining the Relationship Among Fundamentalism and Authoritarianism: An Epistemic Connection. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 20(2), 73-84. DOI: 10.1080/10508611003607884
Jim Dator, Jake Dunagan, and Stuart Candy (within the framework of the Manoa School’s Continued Growth scenario) have posited that "corporations in 2050 would be able to run for elected office as candidates."It seems that a weak signal has been recently detected, which as a signpost, may herald such a scenario. Forum for the Future reports that a small start-up has declared it will be running for office. "After the Supreme Court declared that corporations have the same rights as individuals wh........ Read more »
At first blush grooming among primates might seem to strictly serve hygienic purposes. After all, primates are furry little mammals crawling with ectoparasites like lice, ticks, and other icky arthropods. Despite this, primates seem to allocate more time to grooming than necessary for basic hygiene. Primates groom each other to strengthen social bonds and reduce [...]... Read more »
Noe, R., & Hammerstein, P. (1994) Biological markets: supply and demand determine the effect of partner choice in cooperation, mutualism and mating. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s002650050063
Port, M., Clough, D., & Kappeler, P. (2009) Market effects offset the reciprocation of grooming in free-ranging redfronted lemurs, Eulemur fulvus rufus. Animal Behaviour, 77(1), 29-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.08.032
Wintersteen (2010) looks at the value of standardised screening of young people in primary care settings, for suicidal ideation.
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Wintersteen MB. (2010) Standardized Screening for Suicidal Adolescents in Primary Care. Pediatrics. PMID: 20385627
Recently there’s been a television promotional advertisement that really bugs me. It shows a man watching events appearing before his eyes and has a voice-over that says something to the effect of “When you look back on your life are you going to see a life filled with interesting people and excitement?” and when is [...]... Read more »
Jeremy Freese. (2003) Imaginary imaginary friends? Television viewing and satisfaction with friends. Evolution and Human Behavior, 24(1), 65-69. DOI: 10.1016/S1090-5138(02)00109-5
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