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  • Leadership and Cultural Context: A theoretical and empirical examination based on Project GLOBE. (2010)

    In this chapter we examine how effective leadership varies across national and cultural boundaries. Specifically, we ask what elements of leadership are core and more universal across these boundaries? The foundation of our approach is the notion that organizations and societies have implicit leadership...
    (My publication) Posted by: phanges
  • Evolving the Capacity to Understand Actions, Intentions, and Goals (2010)

    Marc Hauser and Justin Wood We synthesize the contrasting predictions of motor simulation and teleological theories of action comprehension and present evidence from a series of studies showing that monkeys and apes—like humans—extract the meaning of an event by ( a ) going beyond the surface appearance...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Comparing the Neural Basis of Monetary Reward and Cognitive Feedback during Information-Integration Category Learning (2010)

    Reka Daniel and Stefan Pollmann The dopaminergic system is known to play a central role in reward-based learning (Schultz, 2006), yet it was also observed to be involved when only cognitive feedback is given (Aron et al., 2004). Within the domain of information-integration category learning, in which...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • A Distraction Can Impair or Enhance Motor Performance (2010)

    Christopher Hemond, Rachel M. Brown, Edwin M. Robertson Humans have a prodigious capacity to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Being distracted while, for example, performing a complex motor skill adds complexity to a task and thus leads to a performance impairment. Yet, it may not be just the presence...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Embodied Cognition and Mindreading (2010)

    Shannon Spaulding Recently, philosophers and psychologists defending the embodied cognition research program have offered arguments against mindreading as a general model of our social understanding. The embodied cognition arguments are of two kinds: those that challenge the developmental picture of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • A Social-Cognitive Framework of Multidisciplinary Team Innovation (2010)

    Susannah B. F. Paletz , Christian D. Schunn The psychology of science typically lacks integration between cognitive and social variables. We present a new framework of team innovation in multidisciplinary science and engineering groups that ties factors from both literatures together. We focus on the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Automatic Evaluation (2009)

    Melissa J. Ferguson and Vivian Zayas Humans continuously evaluate aspects of their environment (people, objects, places) in an automatic fashion (i.e., unintentionally, rapidly). Such evaluations can be highly adaptive, triggering behavioral responses away from threats and toward rewards in the environment...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • A Longitudinal Test of the Model of Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition (2009)

    Miriam Matthews , Shana Levin , Jim Sidanius Using data from a longitudinal study of college students, this study assessed the relationships among the threat perceptions of realistic threat and intergroup anxiety, the ideological motives of system justification and social dominance orientation (SDO)...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Contextualized self: When the self runs into social dilemmas (2009)

    Chang-Jiang Liu, Shu Li Research on the construction of self and of others has indicated that the way that individuals construe themselves and others exerts an important influence on their cognition, emotion, and even behavior. The present study extends this line of research to mixed-motive situations...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • The Evolution of Misbelief (2009)

    Ryan T. McKay, Daniel C. Dennett From an evolutionary standpoint, a default presumption is that true beliefs are adaptive and misbeliefs maladaptive. But if humans are biologically engineered to appraise the world accurately and to form true beliefs, how are we to explain the routine exceptions to this...
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