from month 02/2011

Three posts on ritual and group formation at Oxford

Applications are sought for three posts focusing on the history of ritual and group formation, as part of an international project entitled 'Ritual, community and conflict', based in the Centre for Anthropology and Mind at the University of Oxford, funded by the Economic and Social Research ...

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Strategies for coping with questionable decisions

"I read Playboy for the articles": Strategies for coping with questionable decisions (link to the article)Zoe Chance & Michael NortonHumans are masters of lying and self-deception. We want others to believe us good, fair, responsible and logical, and we yearn to see ourselves ...

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War as a moral imperative

Jeremy Ginges and and Scott Atran again illustrate the relevance of a cognition and culture approach to major political and societal concerns with their article, "War as a moral imperative (not just practical politics by other means)" published online, Feb. 16, 2011, in the Proceedings of ...

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Human avoidance in pointing: a cultural universal?

Emmanuel Dupoux sends a question to our community, on behalf of a team of psychologists studying pointing. The team includes Emmanuel himself, Laurent Cleret de Lagavant, Charlotte Jacquemot and Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Levi.Pointing is a communicative gesture that enables one to attract the ...

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Summer University in Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture

This 4-week course to take place at Aarhus University, Denmark, August 1 – 26, 2011 is aimed at graduate students in the humanities and social sciences interested in an introduction to experimental methods engaging questions in the interface of cognition and culture. The course will ...

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