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“Knowledgeable individuals protect the wisdom of crowds” (Ed Young)

“Andrew King from the Royal Veterinary College found that it falls apart, but only in certain circumstances. At his university open day, he asked 82 people to guess the number of sweets in a jar. If they made their guesses … Continue reading

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Ritualized Interaction for the Advancement of Children’s National Identification in Hong Kong (Study)

“Both ongoing practice and the theory of interaction ritual chains imply the significance of the contribution that ritual makes to group solidarity, such as national identification. This contribution is in need of empirical examination as in this study, which surveyed … Continue reading

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Heart rates of fire-walkers and their relatives and friends (watching the walk) synchronize

“But with such readings difficult to obtain, they settled on heart rate, strapping monitors on fire-walkers and spectators to see whether the rates of spectators increased like those of people actually walking barefoot on hot coals. […] The researchers wanted … Continue reading

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Interpersonal attachment predicts identification with groups (Study)

“Abstract We propose a model documenting the relationship between interpersonal attachment style and identification with groups. We hypothesized that following threat to a romantic interpersonal relationship higher attachment anxiety would be associated with lowered tendencies to identify with groups. In … Continue reading

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On conviction’s collective consequences: Integrating moral conviction with the social identity model of collective action (Study)

“This article examines whether and how moral convictions predict collective action to achieve social change. Because moral convictions – defined as strong and absolute stances on moral issues – tolerate no exceptions, any violation motivates individuals to actively change that … Continue reading

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