Conformity
Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms. Norms are implicit, unsaid rules, shared by a group of individuals, that guide their interactions with others. This ...
Brain Scans Show Alzheimer's Emerging
For the first time, scientists have found a tool that could track the beginnings of Alzheimer's in the brain
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INSIDE FASHION WEEK New York Fashion Week By THE NEW YORK TIMES On-the-ground, around-the-clock dispatches from the spring 2016 shows, brought to you by the editors of Styles and T.The end is nigh. ...
World's 19 Highest Paid Models: Most Worked For Victoria's Secret
Being beautiful means big bucks. Iconic supermodel Linda Evangelista once said that "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day," and it looks like nothing has changed in modelling world. Mode...
Beauty
The art of appearing effortless is a repeated theme throughout this Spring/Summer Collection 2016. Patterns and colors, chess and pois we saw in May earlier this year here continued with an air of be...
Dartmouth Researcher Discovers 'Brain Signature' That Predicts Human Emotions
In their new study, the researchers' goals were to develop a brain signature that predicts the intensity of negative emotional responses to evocative images; to test the signature in generalizing acro...
The Brain Is Not As Cramped As We Thought
Using an innovative method, EPFL scientists show that the brain is not as compact as we have thought all along. To study the fine structure of the brain, including its connections between neurons, the...
Informational Social Influence
Social proof, also known as informational social influence, is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation. Thi...
Normative social influence
Normative social influence is a type of social influence leading to conformity. It is defined as "the influence of other people that leads us to conform in order to be liked and accepted by them". Nor...
Minority influence
Minority influence, a form of social influence, takes place when a member of a minority group, like an individual, influences a majority to accept the minority's beliefs or behaviour. There are two ty...
Neuroimaging
Neuroimaging includes the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function/pharmacology of the nervous system. It is a relatively new discipline within medicine...
Cognitive inertia
Cognitive inertia refers to the tendency for beliefs or sets of beliefs to endure once formed. In particular, cognitive inertia describes the human inclination to rely on familiar assumptions and exhi...
Consensus decision-making
Consensus decision-making is a group decision-making process that seeks the consent of all participants. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported,...
Self-censorship
Self-censorship is the act of censoring or classifying one's own work (blog, book[s], film[s], or other forms of media), out of fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities or preferences (actual or pe...
Brain Scans Show Alzheimer's Emerging
For the first time, scientists have found a tool that could track the beginnings of Alzheimer's in the brain
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INSIDE FASHION WEEK New York Fashion Week By THE NEW YORK TIMES On-the-ground, around-the-clock dispatches from the spring 2016 shows, brought to you by the editors of Styles and T.The end is nigh. ...
Argumentum ad lapidem
Argumentum ad lapidem (Latin: "to the stone") is a logical fallacy that consists in dismissing a statement as absurd without giving proof of its absurdity. The form of argument employed by such dismis...
Anticonformity (psychology)
Anticonformity (counterconformity) refers to when an individual consciously and deliberately challenges the position or actions of the group. Anticonformity is not merely the absence of conformity. In...
Confirmation bias
Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a sys...
Information cascade
An information (or informational) cascade occurs when a person observes the actions of others and then—despite possible contradictions in his/her own private information signals—engages in the same ac...
Norm of reciprocity
The norm of reciprocity is the expectation that people will respond favorably to each other by returning benefits for benefits, and responding with either indifference or hostility to harms. The socia...
Groupthink
Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making out...
Irving Janis
Irving Lester Janis (May 26, 1918 – November 15, 1990) was a research psychologist at Yale University and a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley most famous for his theory of "...
Group cohesiveness
When discussing social groups, a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members possess bonds linking them to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-faceted...
Propaganda model
The propaganda model is a conceptual model in political economy advanced by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky to explain how propaganda and systemic biases function in mass media. The model seeks to e...
Motion Picture Production Code
The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly kno...
Altropane
Altropane, (O-587, IACFT, 2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-fluorophenyl)-N-((E)-3-iodo-prop-2-enyl)tropane) is a phenyltropane derivative which acts as a potent dopamine reuptake inhibitor and long-acting stimul...
Deindividuation
Deindividuation is a concept in social psychology that is generally thought of as the losing of self-awareness in groups, although this is a matter of contention (see below). Sociologists also study t...
Consensus (medical)
Medical consensus is a public statement on a particular aspect of medical knowledge at the time the statement is made that a representative group of experts agree to be evidence-based and state-of-the...
Community standards
Community standards are local norms bounding acceptable conduct. Sometimes these standards can be itemized in a list that states the community's values and sets guidelines for participation in the com...
RTI-55
RTI-55 (iometopane) is a phenyltropane-based psychostimulant used in scientific research and with some medical application/s. This drug was first cited in 1991. RTI-55 is a non-selective dopamine reup...