Psychology

The Social Psychology of Over-Controlled Disasters 3/3

All the life has been sucked out of our economy in the last few decades, and somehow we do not know what to do about it. Maybe that is because we are socialized into accepting our lives in modern society as an endless series of over-controlled disasters. ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Nov 7 2016 - 9:45am

In Your Own Words, Machine Learning Can Identify Suicidal Behavior

Using a person's spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither. Machine learning is up to 93 percent accurate in correctly classifying a suicida ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2016 - 10:30am

PESD- If You Have Post Election Stress Disorder, Here Are 5 Things To Do

This election season, people have been blocking and un-friending those on “the other side”, families have been arguing, it's been a lot of stress. Tonight, one side may feel the stress associated with the loss and  Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York City-b ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2016 - 3:43pm

Normative Order & The Social Psychology Of Successful Degradation Ceremonies

In the mid-twentieth century, a social psychologist by the name of Harold Garfinkle (1965) wrote an article titled “Conditions of Successful Degradation Ceremonies.” This became one of those articles – one of those stand-out pieces that becomes a signpost ...

Article - Alex Durig - Nov 11 2016 - 11:13am

On The Distinct Possibility Of Being Slightly Autistic Part 1

Psychology studies the individual, and sociology studies the group. Social psychology studies the relation between the individual and the group, and for me that’s where all the action is. I study perception and the subjective organization of meaning... ...

Article - Alex Durig - Dec 20 2016 - 12:40pm

On The Distinct Possibility Of Being Slightly Autistic Part 2

Enter the concept of slight autism. We can define slight autism as a state of autistic perception that is noticeably but not diagnosably autistic. Here is how we can begin to explain it and understand it. ...

Article - Alex Durig - Dec 20 2016 - 12:39pm

Starting Thanksgiving, 80 Percent Of You Will Regret Your Holiday Food Choices

Once again this year, consumers say they are weighing their options for making healthier choices. And 81 percent say they wish they had made healthier choices before- but 70 percent have no plans to make their holiday meals healthier this year even though ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2016 - 11:04am

Get Out Of Your Bubble: Why You Should Talk About Politics This Thanksgiving

After one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, many of us may be anxious about dinner-table dialogue with family and friends this Thanksgiving. There is no denying that the way we communicate about politics has fundamentally ch ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 24 2016 - 7:01am

Time, Wittgenstein And Language Scaffolding

There’s a widespread belief that actually existing democracies are in the grip of a fast-paced world dominated by breaking news and all things instant. The following contribution sets out to question this belief. It takes readers on a time journey. It set ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 3 2016 - 1:53pm

Chess Is Smart And Sexy! The Mysterious Psychology Of Chess Intelligence 1/3

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Article - Alex Durig - Dec 20 2016 - 12:36pm