from month 05/2012

Is kinship back?

In the last issue of Science (25 May, 2012), a plea by Stephen Levinson for the study of kinship terminology, and an article by Charles Kemp and Terry Regier making a novel contribution to that study.   Charles Kemp talks about his and Regier's research Levinson writes: "In ...

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Social learning in humans and nonhuman animals

An interesting issue of the Journal of Comparative Psychology (2012, Volume 126, Issue 2) on social learning in humans and nonhuman animals. From the intro: "The past decade has seen a resurgent, concerted interest in social learning research comparing human and nonhuman animals. In this ...

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The Smartphone Psychology Manifesto

In Perspectives on Psychological Science (May 2012 vol. 7), Geoffrey Miller publishes a "Smartphone Psychology Manifesto" (available here) with methodological suggestions for the use of smartphones in psychological research that could indeed have a huge impact on the study of cognition ...

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The Smartphone Psychology Manifesto

In Perspectives on Psychological Science (May 2012 vol. 7), Geoffrey Miller publishes a "Smartphone Psychology Manifesto" (available here) with methodological suggestions for the use of smartphones in psychological research that could indeed have a huge impact on the study of cognition ...

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Science Magazine’s special issue on Human Conflict

This May 18, Science has a special issue on human conflict, of evolutionary, cognitive and cultural relevance, with contributions from Scott Atran, Christopher Boehm, Samuel Bowles, Frans de Waal, and many others. From the introduction: “In this special issue on human conflict, we consider ...

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the Journal of Cognition and Culture: a new issue

The new issue (vol 12, 1-2) of the Journal of Cognition and Culture is out. For the table of content and abstracts:           "Is the Use of Averaging in Advice Taking Modulated by Culture?" by Mercier, Hugo; Yama, Hiroshi; Kawasaki, Yayoi; ...

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2 postdocs at UBC in evolution, cognition and culture

Joe Henrich informs us: The Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture (HECC) at the University of British Columbia will be hiring 5 post-doctoral researchers as part of a large, international, collaboration among psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, historians, and biologists on ...

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