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New iPhone Study Proposes Texting Increases Truthfulness
2012-05-18 06:48:16

According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, texting is a good way to attain honest answers to delicate questions. The study was conducted by Fred Conrad, a cognitive psychologist and the Director of the Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR), and Michael Schober, a professor of psychology and dean of the graduate faculty at the New School for Social Research. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.