Reason vs. 'Chicken Little'
Tags: HUMAN behavior
- Predicting Prejudicial Attitudes: The Importance of Affect, Cognition, and the Feeling-Belief Dimension. Haddock, Geoffrey; Zanna, Mark P. // Advances in Consumer Research;1993, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p315
Applies the attitude concept to the domain of intergroup attitudes, in order to discover the relative importance of affect and cognition in predicting prejudice. Zanna and Rempel (1988) formulation of the attitude concept; Prediction of prejudice as a function of individual differences on the...
- People are slowly discovering that the virtue of niceness doesn't really exist. Byfield, Link // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;3/15/93, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p2
States that what people really believe in falls into three categories. `Naturalist' group, from which come virtually all of the nut-case ideas which confuse and afflict us on all sides; `Supernaturalists' who believe that there is a larger eternal reality to be reached after death; The Niceness...
- The trouble with liberalism is that it doesn't know up from sideways. Byfield, Link // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;7/19/93, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p2
Argues that the moral liberal doesn't ask if abortion, divorce, or capital punishment are `good' or `evil,' he asks whether it is `contemporary' and `self-fulfilling' and `progressive.' Goodness and sin are intellectual conclusions or deductions; Conservatives recognize that moral reality...
- If Madame Justice McLachlin is right, we aren't going forward but backward. Byfield, Ted; Byfield, Virginia // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;7/19/93, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p32
Argues that if the only reason we behaved decently was that the law would put us in jail if we didn't, then obviously most of us would not behave decently. Law does not substitute for morality, it reinforces it; People kept honest by public disapproval of dishonesty; Moral foundation of society...
- Managing diversity. Kliment, S.A. // Architectural Record;Feb1991, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p11
No abstract available.
- Risk-taking. Barish, E.B. // Current Health 2;Mar1990, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p10
Examines the potential dangerous consequences of risk-taking behavior. Why some people seek thrills; Levels of risk. INSET: Think about it... (knowing whether or not to take a risk)..
- A study to chew on. // Current Health 2;Dec91, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p23
Reports that scientists at the University of Toronto (Canada) and New York University have found that a person dining with an attractive member of the opposite sex for the first time will eat less than usual, to project a desirable image. Perceptions regarding women who eat small meals;...
- Enabling--or disabling? Arbetter, S. // Current Health 2;Jan1992, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p24
Discusses enablers, people who help alcoholics and other dysfunctional persons to avoid their responsibilities. Enabling in families of alcoholics; Other types of enabling; What the enabler derives from the situation; How enablers can become co-dependents.
- Power to the person. Arbetter, S. // Current Health 2;Feb1992, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p18
Examines the concept of personal empowerment, or the process of taking charge of one's life. Empowerment of oneself and others; How parents can empower their children; Empowering students to take more responsibility for their own learning; Empowerment within the family; Concepts of empowerment...