One of the sad truths about dating is that sometimes you get dumped, and when you do, you’re probably going to be pretty pissed at your ex. If you want to get back at them for making the worst mistake of their lives, jumping into bed with someone else will surely teach them a lesson, right? Or if your breakup simply has you feeling blue, maybe you think that hooking up with someone else will help you feel better, at least for a little while.
This is a re-post of an entry I had written exactly 4 years ago. I liked it so much I decided to share it again. The ability to read emotions is an important part of the human experience; the only way to successfully navigate through complex social environments. It comes in handy especially if you don the title of psychotherapist or professional poker player. Without it, you are rendered socially inept. You enter the world of the autistic individual.Thanks to Charles Darwin we now know that
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Still another riff on the "GM food risks aren't polarizing" & "there's no cultural conflict over vaccine risks!" themes.
We all know that risk perceptions come in interesting -- indeed, downright mysterious-- packages. But sometimes we get confused about what exactly is in them.
The School of Psychology is proudly hosting a talk by Dr. Dora Matzke,Department of Psychological Methods, University van Amsterdam. Seethe attached flyer for details, including:TITLE: A Bayesian parametric approach for the estimation of stop-signalreaction time distributions.WHEN & WHERE: Thursday 13th March 12-1pm, AVLG17 (videoconferenced to room AV3 in Ourimbah).ABSTRACT: The cognitive concept of response inhibition is frequently measured using the stop-signal