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2010-10-08 02:04:18

A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis looks at how much African Americans and whites favor or prefer their own racial group over the other, how much they identify with their own racial group, and how positively they feel about themselves. The work, by Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the School of Science at IUPUI, looked at both consciously controllable sentiments and gut feelings about social stigma and...

2009-06-22 00:52:53

About 70 percent of people who took a version of a test that measures racial attitudes had an unconscious preference for white people, U.S. researchers said. The study, published the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showed the Implicit Association Test, a psychological tool, has validity in predicting behavior and, in particular, that it has significantly greater validity than self-reports in the socially sensitive topics of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age....

2009-06-17 16:17:48

In the decade since the Implicit Association Test was introduced, its most surprising and controversial finding is its indication that about 70 percent of those who took a version of the test that measures racial attitudes have an unconscious, or implicit, preference for white people compared to blacks. This contrasts with figures generally under 20 percent for self report, or survey, measures of race bias.A new study published this week validates those findings, showing that the Implicit...

2009-06-04 23:30:00

Are you someone who squirms when confronted with slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe or dead bodies make you blanch?If so, chances are you're more conservative -- politically, and especially in your attitudes toward gays and lesbians -- than your less-squeamish counterparts, according to two Cornell studies.The results, said study leader David Pizarro, Cornell assistant professor of psychology, raise questions about the role of disgust...

2009-05-06 13:57:00

Former Nighttime Janitor, Now Leading Authority on Attitude, Shares His Expert Advice on How to Keep a Positive Attitude in Bad Times CHICAGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Both the employed to the unemployed are looking for a guiding light to stay positive in these uncertain times. Sam Glenn, author and founder of Attitude Digest Magazine (www.shopattitude.com) is offering a LIVE teleseminar May 13th and May 27th, titled, 6 Ways to Keep a Attitude Positive in Bad Times. Sam Glenn is no stranger...

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2009-03-11 08:35:00

Jokes are not merely a source of popular enjoyment and creativity; they also provide insights into how societies work and what people think. Humor is so powerful it can help shape geopolitical views worldwide, according to Professor Darren Purcell and his team from the University of Oklahoma in the US. Their study of humor including the analysis of two Achmed the Dead Terrorist skits, has recently been published online in Springer's GeoJournal. Humor is a powerful communications tool with...

2008-06-24 09:02:55

Over 600 songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders gathered at the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, held June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, to salute the top songwriters and publishers behind the most popular music of 2007. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Johnta Austin hosted the all-star gathering, which included special guest presenters MC Lyte, Ne-Yo and T-Boz, plus live performances by some of today's hottest stars and emerging artists,...

2008-05-27 03:00:00

By Douglas, Karen M Sutton, Robbie M ABSTRACT. The authors examined the perceived and actual impact of exposure to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. One group of undergraduate students rated their agreement and their classmates' perceived agreement with several statements about Diana's death. A second group of students from the same undergraduate population read material containing popular conspiracy theories about Diana's death before rating...

2008-05-22 03:00:25

By Piazza, Carolyn L Siebert, Carl F ABSTRACT. The authors report the development and validation of the Writing Dispositions Scale (WDS), a self-report instrument for measuring affective stances toward writing. The authors collected survey data from 854 elementary and middle school students and randomly split the data to facilitate both an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings of the EFA demonstrated that an 11-item WDS has desirable...

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2008-04-21 08:53:43

A can of Coke next to the word "awesome"; a can of Pepsi next to a picture of a happy couple. Seem too basic to be effective advertising" Prior research has shown that reported attitudes towards brands are not affected by such simple juxtapositions. However, a new paper in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research examines our implicit opinions "“ and finds that we may actually be more susceptible than we think.Bryan Gibson (Central Michigan University) showed...


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