BPS Research Digest: We're happier when we chat to strangers, but our instinct is to ignore them It's become a truism that humans are "social animals". And yet, you've probably noticed - people on public transport or in waiting rooms seem to do everything they can not to interact. On the London tube there's an unwritten rule not to even look at one another. Centers - Advanced Academic ProgramsAdvanced Academic Programs Center for Advanced Governmental Studies The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies encompasses a broad set of programs and initiatives designed to enhance understanding of the role, function, and impact of government. Based at the Johns Hopkins Washington, DC Center in Dupont Circle, the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies serves as a forum for policy discussions and provides a venue for unbiased efforts to expand knowledge of the various governmental components, how they interact, and how they comply with their mandated accountability in administering the affairs of state.
"Cyranoids": Stanley Milgram's Creepiest Experiment - Neuroskeptic Imagine that someone else was controlling your actions. You would still look like you, and sound like you, but you wouldn’t be the one deciding what you did and what you said. Now consider: would anyone notice the difference? Food security News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without. Climate change is affecting all regions of the globe. But some places, such as Africa, are more vulnerable than others. With most of the world's potential farmland already in use, it may be time to start foraging. Little is known about how parasitic plants live side-by-side with their hosts.
Terrorism News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation The new head of Oxford university says it did but while some took post-tragedy patriotism too far, others were pursuing an old agenda. A war of words is being waged on social media by terrorist groups trying to recruit Australian teenagers to join the fight in the Middle East. Quizzed about last week's sensational cabinet leak, Tony Abbott says people around Parliament House want to focus on "process but the public want the government to focus on "outcomes". Sustainable food supply chains: what we can learn from Greece and Ethiopia Poverty is definitely not some bucolic ideal that we should romanticise. It is ugly, brutal and should be fought against. But there are lessons from the poor that we, in affluent (and frequently complacent) urban Australia, appear to have forgotten. It might do us well to re-learn some of them. When asked last week to consider my views on the so-called “potato revolution” in Greece, the first thing that came to my mind was how sad it is that it takes financial hardship and deprivation to point people back to sensible, rational and sustainable approaches to food and their communities. The potato revolution is a shift back to direct relationships between farmers and consumers brought on by the Greek recession and the imposed austerity measures that have left many ordinary people unemployed or on dramatically shrunken incomes while prices remain high.
Food crisis News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation Charitable food provision is growing, and more and more people are being fed by food banks and other initiatives. The press and TV have debated the legitimacy of such provision and highlighted the number… Resource-intensive agriculture, despite its productivity, nevertheless has failed to feed the world’s current population, never mind the nine billion people expected by 2050. This system that currently…
Slang of the Fifties Slang has always been the province of the young. Words come in and out of favor in direct proportion to the speed with which they travel through the age ranks. Once college kids know that high school kids are using a term, it becomes passe. The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Le One of the reasons that instructors tend to overemphasize "coverage" over "engaged thinking" is that they assume that answers can be taught separate from questions. Indeed, so buried are questions in established instruction that the fact that all assertions — all statements that this or that is so — are implicit answers to questions is virtually never recognized. For example, the statement that water boils at 100 degrees centigrade is an answer to the question "At what temperature centigrade does water boil?" Hence every declarative statement in the textbook is an answer to a question. Hence, every textbook could be rewritten in the interrogative mode by translating every statement into a question.
A Student's Guide to the Study of History Welcome to A Student's Guide to the Study of History. I have written this guide as an aid to high school and college students who are either taking history classes or who intend to major in history as undergraduates. The aim of the Guide is quite simple. First, all too often History instructors tend to jump right into the subject matter without first setting the groundwork. Large questions such as: what is history?
Free colouring pages for adults - Mum In The Madhouse I adore colouring in. Finally someone has acknowledged that colouring in is great for adults as well as children and I no longer have to use the kids colouring books. We love family colouring and have had some great evenings colouring in on a super piece of fabric I got from Ikea with fabric pens and now we can all do colouring in as a fab relaxing screen free activity.