- Professor Dan Kahan, whose work has been profiled on Vox, on the difficulty of communicating scientific information to groups who don't want to hear about it.
2. How to use dice to stop people from lying on surveys (i09)
3. A previously unpublished work by Isaac Asimov on "How do people get new ideas"?
4. Bavel, Hackel & Xiao (2014), The Group Mind: The Pervasive Influence of Social Identity on Cognition, New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience
Abstract: Humans evolved in social groups and are adapted for group living. In this chapter, we review recent behavioral, physiological, and neuroscience research that provides the psychological and neural architecture for collectively shared representations of the world – the “group mind.” We describe how collective identities structure a wide range of human cognitive processes, from rapid evaluation and face memory to mental state attribution and representations of physical distance. This research underscores how psychological and neural processes underlying human cognition are context-dependent, dynamic, and flexibly shaped by motivational states, rather than inevitable, reflexive, and fixed.
5. A wonderful interactive visualization of time-use survey data (NYTimes)