2014 CEPO Award Winner

I have recently received word that a paper that I extracted from my master's thesis, entitled "Is the 'War on Terror' a mortality salience prime? Framing effects of counterterrorism metaphors on anti-Muslim prejudice before and after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings" has won first place at the Southeastern Psychological Association's annual conference, for the Committee on… Continue reading 2014 CEPO Award Winner

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Reddo by Evomobius

My brother David has a software development company called Evomobius.  While he was teaching English in Brazil, he came up with the idea to create an immersive language-learning RPG game that simulates the real world.  It's a great idea based on sound psychological principles, so I offered to write up a short research brief as… Continue reading Reddo by Evomobius

Mandatory Philosophy Instruction

I just saw someone make a comment online that high schools should have philosophy in their curriculum, and that it would increase standardized test scores. I used to think that philosophy was all sophistry and dumb thought experiments, and didn't pay it much attention. I think it was because I resented a field that 1)… Continue reading Mandatory Philosophy Instruction