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- Public opinion, ideology, religion, disinformation, consciousness
Campaigns and movements to influence public opinion, raise consciousness, etc. (e.g., environmentalism, student protest, Tea Party, libertarianism, climate change denial) Religion and ideology are included here. The Civil Rights Movement and Feminism are filed elsewhere.
- Race, racism, sexism, stereotyping, hate groups
- Religion and spirituality
This folder was created in May 2021 to begin to organize information scattered in varous locations.
- Social psychology
- Statistical decison-making
- Sterotyping and unconscious biases
- Adam Waytz et al. - Causes and consequences of mind perception
Causes and consequences of mind perception
Adam Waytz, Kurt Gray, Nicholas Epley and Daniel M. Wegner
Adam Waytz CV: http://scholars.northwestern.edu/printpage_cv_ctrl.asp?n=Adam+Waytz&u_id=3802&oe_id=1&o_id=9
- Adam Waytz et al. The mind in the machine: Anthropomorphism increases trust in an autonomous vehicle
Adam Waytz; Joy Heafner; Nicholas Epley
The mind in the machine: Anthropomorphism increases trust in an autonomous vehicle. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2014;52:113-117.
- Beyond Comprehension: We know that genocide and famine are greater tragedies than a lost dog. At least, we think we do.
Shankar Vedantam, Washington Post Staff Writer, Washington Post, January 17, 2010 (telescope effect)
- Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation
Elise Amel, Christie Manning, Britain Scott, Susan Koger. Science 21 Apr 2017;356(6335):275-279 Abstract The term “environmental problem” exposes a fundamental misconception: Disruptions of Earth’s ecosystems are at their root a human behavior problem. Psychology is a potent tool for understanding the external and internal drivers of human behavior that lead to unsustainable living. Psychologists already contribute to individual-level behavior-change campaigns in the service of sustainability, but attention is turning toward understanding and facilitating the role of individuals in collective and collaborative actions that will modify the environmentally damaging systems in which humans are embedded. Especially crucial in moving toward long-term human and environmental well-being are transformational individuals who step outside of the norm, embrace ecological principles, and inspire collective action. Particularly in developed countries, fostering legions of sustainability leaders rests upon a fundamental renewal of humans’ connection to the natural world.
- Caruso et al. - Political partisanship influences perception of biracial candidates' skin tone
Political partisanship influences perception of biracial candidates' skin tone
Eugene M. Carusoa, Nicole L. Mead, Emily Balcetis
PNAS Dec 1, 2009;106(48):20168-20173;
- Cognitive bias examples from Charlie Poole / EPID705
- David Robson - The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion
Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising. BBC, 24 March 2015
- Diane Rehm Show - Jonah Berger: “Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior”
Diane Rehm Show, June 14, 2016 Think about the last time you made a decision. What color shirt did you buy? What did you decide to eat for lunch? Did you decide to use the treadmill or take a swim? Every day we make countless decisions – some big, some small. We tend to think we are the ones fully in control of our choices. But Jonah Berger, the author of a new book “Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior” says not so fast. Without realizing it, others have a huge influence on almost every aspect of our life. In fact, he says it’s hard to find a decision or behavior that isn’t affected by other people. Jonah Berger joins guest host Nia-Malika Henderson to discuss the choices me make and why me make them. Guests: Jonah Berger marketing professor, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylania
- Harvard Decision Science Laboratory
- How the West became WEIRD
Juan Siliezar, Harvard Gazette, Sept. 16, 2020
Edited interview with Joseph Henrich, who coined the acronym WEIRD, to refer to a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. His new book, titled “The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous,” lays out how these societies and their people evolved to differ psychologically from most others in history.
- In the Land of the Free, Interdependent Action Undermines Motivation
MarYam G. Hamedani, Hazel Rose Markus, Alyssa S. Fu. Psychological Science. February 2013;24(2):189-196
- Is There Anything You Would Not Do For A Million Dollars?
By Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio. The State of Things, May 28, 2014
Sociologist Stephen Vaisey is interviewed about his project, Measuring Morality, which seeks to understand moral beliefs and moral divides. The study also followed teenagers for more than a decade to monitor the development of morality in young adults. (http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/attitudes/resources/measuring-morality/)
- Jay J. Van Bavel et al. - The Group Mind: : The Pervasive Influence of Social Identity on Cognition
Abstract: The Group Mind: The Pervasive Influence of Social Identity on Cognition
Jay J. Van Bavel, Leor M. Hackel, and Y. Jenny Xiao
Humans evolved in social groups and are adapted for group living. In this chapter, we review recent behavioral, physiological, and neuroscience research that provides the psychological and neural architecture for collectively shared representations of the world – the “group mind.” We describe how collective identities structure a wide range of human cognitive processes, from rapid evaluation and face memory to mental state attribution and representations of physical distance. This research underscores how psychological and neural processes underlying human cognition are context-dependent, dynamic, and flexibly shaped by motivational states, rather than inevitable, reflexive, and fixed.
- Jees Jeuzer et al. The Spreading of Disorder
Science 12 December 2008;322:1681-1685
"... in six field experiments. We found that, when people observe that others violated a certain social norm or legitimate rule, they are more likely to violate other norms or rules, which causes disorder to spread."
- Joe Kraus - We're creating a culture of distraction.
Joe is a Partner at Google Ventures. His primary areas of focus are mobile, gaming, and local services.
Prior to Google Ventures, Joe was a two-time entrepreneur. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine. More recently, he co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006.
- John Antonakis, Olaf Dalgas. Predicting Elections: Child's Play!
In two experiments, children and adults rated pairs of faces from election races. Naive adults judged a pair on competence; after playing a game, children chose who they would prefer to be captain of their boat. Children's (as well as adults') preferences accurately predicted actual election outcomes.
Science 27 Feb 2009;323:1183
- Joshua Correll et al. - Across the Thin Blue Line: Police Officers and Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot
Across the Thin Blue Line: Police Officers and Racial Bias in the Decision
Bernadette Park and Charles M. Judd
Melody S. Sadler
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2007;92(6):1006-1023
- Judith Swazey et al. - Ethical Problems in Academic Research
Ethical Problems in Academic Research
Judith Swazey, Melissa Anderson, Karen Louis
American Scientist, November-December 1993
A survey of doctoral candidates and faculty raises important questions about the ethical environment of graduate education and research
- Katha Pollitt - Sex trafficking, lies & money
The author discusses Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights activist exposed as having fabricated the story that she was sold into sex slavery as a child. She suggests that big money philanthropy encourages behavior such as this and reports that Mam had activists in her foundation fabricate similar stories, while forcing victims to stay in her foundation and support her message, doing real damage in Cambodia and disguising the real problem of girls being forced into prostitution by poverty.
The Nation, June 23/30, 2014, p6 - PDF not yet available
- Keith Payne - Weapon Bias: Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping
Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping
B. Keith Payne
Current Directions in Psychological Science 2006;15(6):287-291
- Malcolm Gladwell. Blink
In his bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem.
- Mind perception and morality lab (UNC)
"Who has a mind and why does it matter? "It's clear that you have a mind, but what about a cow or a computer? Can they think and feel like you do? This is an important question because entities with minds are afforded moral status. The MPM Lab—led by Prof. Kurt Gray, in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC, Chapel Hill— studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. Lab research has been featured in the NYTimes, two TEDx talks, and the mass-market book The Mind Club."
- Müller, Karsten and Schwarz, Carlo, Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime
November 30, 2018 SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082972 or https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3082972 This paper investigates the link between social media and hate crime using Facebook data. We study the case of Germany, where the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has developed a major social media presence. We show that right-wing anti-refugee sentiment on Facebook predicts violent crimes against refugees in municipalities with higher social media usage.
- Nilanjana Dasgupta research
A central theme in social psychology is that people’s attitudes and behavior are frequently shaped by factors that lie outside their awareness and cannot be fully understood by self-reflection and self-report. Although individuals think their attitudes and actions are always guided by conscious awareness, intention, and control, research shows that they are routinely buffeted by situational forces without awareness. For example, even though people’s explicit or conscious attitudes and actions toward social groups may be unbiased, their implicit attitudes and actions are often biased in favor of groups that are privileged in society or against groups that are disadvantaged because stereotypic cues in everyday situations guide these responses without awareness and intention. For many decades the dominant assumption in social psychology was that implicit prejudice and stereotypes are stable and resistant to change at least in the short term and that attitude change requires awareness of one’s bias, effortful re-learning, motivation, or large-scale societal changes. Because psychological theories frame attitude change as an effortful re-learning process that requires conscious mental processes, such change seemed less likely for implicit attitudes that bypass awareness, control, and effort. My research challenges the assumption that implicit prejudice and stereotypes are immutable and identifies circumstances under which they can be changed. Some of my projects identify conditions that reduce implicit bias while other projects identify conditions that magnify implicit bias. Some projects focus on changing implicit stereotypes about outgroups whereas others focus on changing the impact of ingroup stereotypes on individuals’ own self-concept and life decisions.
- PBS - This emotional life
PBS award-winning television series explores insights from brain and behavioral experts on pathways to mental illness.
- Russell Lyons - The Spread of Evidence-Poor Medicine via Flawed Social-Network Analysis
Statistics, Politics, and Policy. Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2151-7509, DOI: 10.2202/2151-7509.1024, May 2011
- Shankar Vedantum. The Hidden Brain
The hidden brain plays a powerful role in every domain of human behavior, from the law to politics, from sports to romance.
See also the video (38 min) on that page (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9wxpn4nflA) and material at http://vedantam.com/
- Social Influence Bias: A Randomized Experiment
Science 13 Dec 2014, plus letter and response
- Sophia Rosenfeld - The Choice Isn't Clear
The Nation, June 23/30, 2014:31-35 reviews books by Sheena Iyengar (The Art of Choosing), Sigal R. Ben-Porath (Tough Choices), Kent Greenfield (The Myth of Choice), and Renata Salecl (The Tyranny of Choice)
- This American Life #524: I Was So High
524: I Was So High
May 2, 2014
Your waitress. Your colleagues at work. Your doctor. Maybe even your parents. They’re all high. All the time. That’s what it feels like anyway. This week, stories in which drug use and daily life intersect – and in which people get high in secret and then do their best to function in the non-high world. Also, we hear some “I Was So High” stories from our very own listeners.
- What are the Noetic Sciences?
The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.
- What if a Search Engine Could Determine an Election?
by Allie Morris. PBS Newshour. The Rundown. April 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT
- Wheeler and Fiske - Controlling Racial Prejudice Social-Cognitive Goals Affect Amygdala and Stereotype Activation
Controlling Racial Prejudice
Social-Cognitive Goals Affect Amygdala and Stereotype Activation
Mary E. Wheeler and Susan T. Fiske
Psychological Science 2005(Jan);16(1):56-63