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October 29, 2014

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10:30 AM | Is Influencing an Election "Political Science Malpractice"?
So here's an important question: How badly designed and how many obvious laws do you have to break in your study before you stop and re-design it? And is the resulting effect on elections malpractice?Read more...
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2:11 AM | When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?
Will the amount of online communications affect face-to-face (FtF) relational outcomes among online daters? Researchers analysed experience of using various online date sites of 433 online daters recruited by a market research firm. The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles […] The post When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Ramirez, A., Bryant Sumner, E., Fleuriet, C. & Cole, M. (2014). When Online Dating Partners Meet Offline: The Effect of Modality Switching on Relational Communication Between Online Daters, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12101

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October 27, 2014

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7:40 PM | Real Zombie-Making Parasites Among Us
The mummified cat and the rat in the crypt of Christ Church in Dublin. Photo by Adrian Grycuk at Wikimedia Commons.The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan’s worst panned movie of all time, is a science fiction thriller about people going into a mysterious trance and committing suicide as a result of other mind-hacking species. One of the leading criticisms raised against this movie is the ridiculousness of the premise. One species can’t cause another to willingly commit suicide! […]

Kaushik, M., Knowles, S. & Webster, J. (2014). What Makes a Feline Fatal in Toxoplasma gondii's Fatal Feline Attraction? Infected Rats Choose Wild Cats, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54 (2) 118-128. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icu060

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2:58 AM | Prophecies that Really Come True
The self-fulfilling prophecy is an idea that’s really bugged me for a while, so I thought I should share it with you. I first thought of it when thinking about my favourite juice store. They have ranked their juices in order of popularity so there’s a big poster that says “#1 House Special” that describes their […]

October 24, 2014

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1:19 PM | Building robots in Papua New Guinea: update from #ROV2PNG
Hello from the warm, sunny island of Nago, home of the National Fisheries College field station and staging ground for Marine Ecology via Remote Observation, part of the Marine Science Short Course. My team and I arrived in Port Morseby on Friday, where we met with Jamie on her way home and and caught up […]

October 22, 2014

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6:00 AM | Do economists care about patients?
I stand accused. Not of a particularly heinous crime, but of something that has given me pause for thought recently. During a discussion about a piece of work involving patient outcomes, I was accused of ‘thinking like an economist’. Had this come from an economist, it would have been meant in a complementary sense – […]

October 18, 2014

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6:38 PM | Does Literary Fiction Challenge Racial Stereotypes?
A book is a mirror: if a fool looks in, do not expect an apostle to look out.                                                                Georg Christoph Lichtenberg […]

Johnson, D., Huffman, B. & Jasper, D. (2014). Changing Race Boundary Perception by Reading Narrative Fiction, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36 (1) 83-90. DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2013.856791

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October 17, 2014

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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8:02 PM | A look at Air Pollution and Your Body
We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. For […]

Gamon LF, White JM & Wille U (2014). Oxidative damage of aromatic dipeptides by the environmental oxidants NO2˙ and O3., Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12 (41) 8280-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207524

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October 15, 2014

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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6:22 PM | You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk
Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a […]

Michalak J, Rohde K & Troje NF (2014). How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias., Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 46C 121-125. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25310681

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8:38 AM | How You Feel About People is Related to How You Feel About Cities
You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. (Calvino, 1978, p. 44).There are numerous structural factors that influence people’s attitudes towards cities, including the city’s architecture, size, infrastructure, transport, crime rates, population density, and quality of housing, to name just a few.  However, as the Italian writer Calvino (1978) alluded to in his book Invisible Cities, these factors may be […]

Rubin, M. & Morrison, T. (2014). Individual Differences in Individualism and Collectivism Predict Ratings of Virtual Cities’ Liveability and Environmental Quality, The Journal of General Psychology, 141 (4) 348-372. DOI: 10.1080/00221309.2014.938721

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October 14, 2014

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2:22 PM | Treating school uniforms to reduce dengue: the Finances
 [A shorter version of this article first appeared on SciDev.Net] Scientists working to reduce dengue among school children in Thailand are testing something new: insecticide-treated school uniforms. A recent model published in PLoS One suggests that this intervention can be economically attractive in the context of Thailand. Using data from dengue studies in Thailand, the […]

Tozan Y, Ratanawong P, Louis VR, Kittayapong P & Wilder-Smith A (2014). Use of insecticide-treated school uniforms for prevention of dengue in schoolchildren: a cost-effectiveness analysis., PloS one, 9 (9) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25247556

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October 13, 2014

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9:17 PM | Emodiversity: A Mix of Emotions Is Healthiest?
“Emodiversity” – a life containing a balance of different emotions – is good for you. So say psychologists Jordi Quoidbach and colleagues in a rather cool new paper (pdf). In two large surveys (with a total of over 37,000 responders), conducted in France and Belgium, Quoidbach et al. show that emodiversity is an independent predictor […]The post Emodiversity: A Mix of Emotions Is Healthiest? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Quoidbach J, Gruber J, Mikolajczak M, Kogan A, Kotsou I & Norton MI (2014). Emodiversity and the Emotional Ecosystem., Journal of experimental psychology. General, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25285428

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October 12, 2014

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10:22 PM | The Psychology of Procrastination: How We Create Categories of the Future
"Do not put your work off till tomorrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin."        Hesiod in "The Works and Days" Paying bills, filling out forms, completing class assignments or submitting grant proposals – we all have the tendency to procrastinate. We may engage in trivial activities... Read more

Tu, Y. & Soman, D. (2014). The Categorization of Time and Its Impact on Task Initiation, Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (3) 810-822. DOI: 10.1086/677840

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6:11 PM | What Really Drives Academic Citations?
Citations are today the international currency of the scholarly economy. In theory, academic citations are the gold standard measure of the ‘impact‘ of a piece of work. If it gets other academics talking then it’s important. But why do individual academics cite particular articles? A paper out now in the Social Studies of Science journal […]The post What Really Drives Academic Citations? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Erikson MG & Erlandson P (2014). A taxonomy of motives to cite., Social studies of science, 44 (4) 625-37. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25272615

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