Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky by Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. How people assign blame: Cohesive groups hold members less responsible for individual actions Who gets the blame when a member of a group does something wrong -- the individual or the group? The answer may depend on how cohesive the group is perceived to be. New findings from researchers at Boston College and Northwestern University show that the more cohesive a group appears -- be it a corporation, political party, governmental entity, pro sports team or other organization -- the more likely it is that people will hold its members less responsible for their own individual actions. The study, published in the current issue of the journal Psychological Science, sheds light on why people tend to address hostility toward large companies or other collectives, while still treating members of those groups as unique individuals. "We thought there might be certain cases where instead of attributing mind to individuals, people actually attribute mind to the group," said Young. "In ongoing research, we are looking at intergroup conflict," said Young."
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Why You May Be Drinking Soda That Contains a Dangerous Flame Retardant Banned in Europe and Japan January 2, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year.
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