Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:45
To what extent do people place identity with or against robots? Can we take a robot’s perspective? Do we see robots as moral beings?
Xuan Zhao, who studies perspective taking, empathy, and prosocial behaviors, launched the session by highlighting the theoretical and practical relevance of examining human-robot interaction.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 19:14
Accidents happen, and when misfortunes occur we tend to look for someone or something to blame.
When such accidents lead to court cases, it often falls upon a jury to determine fault. How does an individual’s attributional tendency impact how they assign blame?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:07
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Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:15
Social psychologists are overwhelmingly liberal. Most people would probably say that if 90% of a field are liberal, that would be pretty skewed, but a recent survey suggests the real number is 12 liberals to 1 conservative.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:25
Online learning is an increasingly popular tool across most levels of education. Currently, all 50 states in the United States offer online learning at the K-12 level, and about 74% of K-8 teachers use educational software as a classroom tool. About 5.8 million higher education students are taking at least one online course, and revenue from mobile learning products in North America is predicted to rise steadily, reaching $410 million by the end of 2018.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:36
The beginning of a new year is a time of resolution setting and recovery from the festive season. We enjoyed plenty of ham, turkey, Christmas pudding and maybe a few alcoholic beverages. But merriment has consequences. In fact, the head of the Royal College of General Practitioners has asserted that due to poor diet and lifestyle habits, Santa Claus probably has a few health problems, one of which being gout.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:52
In August, the Justice Department decided to investigate instances of bias against whites in university admissions. Since then, campuses have been flyered with “It’s okay to be white,” and in November, violence erupted at the University of Connecticut during a speech about discrimination against whites.
Are white people actually under attack?
After all, in the U.S., whites have historically been viewed as perpetrators of bias, and racial minorities as the victims.