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Sue Frantz

Robert Zajonc, Who Looked at Mind's Ties to Actions, Is Dead at 85 - Obituary (Obit) - ... - 0 views

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    Robert B. Zajonc, a distinguished psychologist who illuminated the mental processes that underpin social behavior and in so doing helped create the modern field of social psychology, died on Wednesday at his home in Stanford, Calif. He was 85.
Sue Frantz

Clinton named secretary of state - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca - 0 views

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    Obama working to avoid groupthink: "I assembled this team because I am a strong believer in strong personalities and strong opinions," he said. "I think that's how the best decisions are made. One of the dangers in a White House, based on my reading of history, is that you get wrapped up in group-think and everybody agrees with everything and there's no discussion and there are no dissenting views. So I am going to be welcoming a vigorous debate inside the White House. "But understand, I will be setting policy as president. I will be responsible for the vision that this team carries out, and I will expect them to implement that vision once decisions are made."
Sue Frantz

From Silver Lake to Suicide: One Family's Secret History of the Jonestown Massacre - Ne... - 0 views

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    A family bought a house in California in 1992. In February of 2008, a handyman found a suitcase in the basement left by the previous owners that contained press clippings on the Jonestown Massacre -- and letters from the daughter, who along with her husband and two children, died alongside 900 others in that unforgettable mass suicide.
Sue Frantz

Social Iciness Is Found to Alter Perception of Temperature - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    For every congenial character who can warm a room, there's another who can bring a draft from the north, a whiff of dead winter. And even if the thermometer doesn't register the difference, people do: social iciness feels so cold to those on the receiving end that they will crave a hot drink, a new study has found.
Todd Suomela

Social Networks' Sway May Be Underestimated - washingtonpost.com - 11 views

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