1. The Ringelmann Effect


    from Philip Aschliman / Added

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    In 1913, Max Ringelmann performed a simple experiment using German workers. He asked subjects to pull on a rope alone or in groups and measured the strain to demonstrate social loafing. This video recreates this experiment and talks about the theory.

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    • You are unique, just like everyone else!


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      A short course on Social Influence, by psychotherapist, author, Oprah guest and speaker, Bill O'Hanlon. Fun and informative.

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      • Christena Cleveland, author of Disunity in Christ


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        Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don't look like us, don't act like us and don't even like what we like. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Learn why Christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries. For more info, see www.ivpress.com/disunity.

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        • saudade: a portuguese alchemy


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          I spent the summers of 2012 and 2013 in Portugal, trying to understand what the word "saudade" means and why it is important for the Portuguese identity of today. Saudade is a Portuguese word that attempts to represent a vast compression of nationalistic ideas and sentiments into a single expression. It is often considered to be a feeling unique to the Portuguese given its relation to their complex history. The age of discoveries and the circumnavigation of Africa, a failed constitutional monarchy followed by a failed First Republic, a fascist dictatorship that lasted 48 years, a military revolution in 1974, these are all major components of Portuguese history that affect Saudade. The word plays a major role in what is referred to as Portuguesidade or Portugueseness. Constructed into an ontological movement by Portuguese writers and poets, specifically the writer Teixeira de Pascoaes, the nationalistic themes within Saudade were used by the fascist-leaning, authoritarian regime of António de Oliveira Salazar’s “New State” (1932-1974) as a means to perpetuate public complicity. The word, with its numerous meanings and definitions, evolved through the 20th century and remains relevant for the Portuguese identity of today. This documentary explores the complexities of national identity by focusing on the evolving parallel between Saudade and Portugueseness through the 20th Century. Written, filmed, animated, edited, and produced by Jethro Waters Music by Jethro Waters and Luke Norton

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          • Haidt: The Bright Future of Post Partisan Social Psychology


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            This is a video of a talk I gave at the 2011 meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, on the need for more ideological diversity in social psychology.

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            • Burning the Books...


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              Burning the Books is a live and online encounter project by artist Alinah Azadeh. It offers a moment to reflect on and engage in a dialogue about debt other than the one you may think is on offer. It questions the relationship between measurable, financial debt and other forms such as emotional, psychic, ecological and social debt. Azadeh acts as debt/story collector and servant to The Book of Debts - one volume per location - which will be intermittently filled, recited and burned in public acts of ‘absolution’ across the UK and beyond. The current Volume (III) is open until it's final demise on Saturday November 2nd 2013 at Minerva works, Digbeth, Birmingham. See www.burningthebooks.co.uk for details and to add to the book.

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              • A Lecture in Psychology: Religion, Morality, Evolution


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                Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University and contributing author of the 2012 Annual Review of Psychology, talks about his article "Religion, Morality, Evolution." How did religion evolve? What effect does religion have on our moral beliefs and moral actions? These questions are related, as some scholars propose that religion has evolved to enhance altruistic behavior toward members of one's group. But, Bloom argues, while religion has powerfully good moral effects and powerfully bad moral effects, these are due to aspects of religion that are shared by other human practices. There is surprisingly little evidence for a moral effect of specifically religious beliefs. Read the article online: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-psych-120710-100334

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                • Christena Cleveland, author of Disunity in Christ, on Cross-Cultural Jesus


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                  There are many ways to become cross-cultural. You can move into a new neighborhood, go to a new church or go to college away from home. But Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to be with humans, he set a new standard for cross-cultural ministry and that was only the beginning. For more info, see www.ivpress.com/disunity.

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                  • Pratt Faculty Focus: Rebecca Winkel


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                    In her social psychology class, Professor Rebecca Winkel challenges students to design playgrounds using research they have studied on minimizing conflict.

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                    • Kwame Anthony Appiah: How Social Environments Shape Behavior


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                      How does our social environment shape our moral choices? Kwame Anthony Appiah explains two psychology experiments that illustrate how our sensitivity to features of our environment that may have nothing to do with what is morally important may nevertheless prevent us from acting on our values.

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