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  • 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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  • The Role of Peer Social Capital in Educational Assimilation of Immigrant Youths (2009)

    Igor Ryabov The academic achievement of immigrant children has been a focus of social research for decades. Yet little attention has been paid to peer social capital and its importance as a school context factor for the academic success of immigrant youths. Using multilevel data from the National Longitudinal...
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  • Changing Lives, Resistant Institutions: A New Generation Negotiates Gender, Work, and Family Change (2009)

    Kathleen Gerson Sociology's enduring concern with explaining the links between individual and social change has never been more relevant. We are poised at a moment when changing lives are colliding with resistant institutions. These tensions have created social conflicts and personal dilemmas for...
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  • The effects of insula damage on decision-making for risky gains and losses (2009)

    By Joshua A. Weller; Irwin P. Levin; Baba Shiv; Antoine Bechara Several lines of functional neuroimaging studies have attributed a role for the insula, a critical component of the brain's emotional circuitry, in risky decision-making. However, very little evidence yet exists as to whether the insula...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Social Science & Human Flourishing: The Scottish Enlightenment & Today (2009)

    By Ryan P. Hanley, a wisdom grantee. The Scottish Enlightenment is commonly identified as the birthplace of modern social science. But while Scottish and contemporary social science share a commitment to empiricism, contemporary insistence on the separation of empirical analysis from normative judgment...
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  • Rapid evolution of social learning (2009)

    By M. FRANZ & C. L. NUNN "Culture is widely thought to be beneficial when social learning is less costly than individual learning and thus may explain the enormous ecological success of humans. Rogers (1988. Does biology constrain culture. Am. Anthropol. 90: 819–831) contradicted this common...
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  • The mere acceptance effect : Can it influence responses on racial implicit Association Tests? (2007)

    The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is designed to measure the strength of mental association between each of a pair of target categories (e.g., Black vs. White) and each of a pair of attributes (e.g., negative vs. positive). Recent work on the mere acceptance effect shows that, if one of the categories...
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  • Organizational Wisdom (2005)

    Abstract In today’s information driven world ‘continuous learning and subsequent implementation’ is the only way to survive. This requires wisdom. Wisdom can be classified as a type of propositional knowledge that allows believing without sufficient evidence and not believing with sufficient evidence...
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