Thinking about why and how we think about what we think about.
This article describes a recent study on the neural effects of casual cannabis use among young adults.
Really interesting article on cultural information that is transmitted via our physical – non verbal – cues. Your ‘non verbal accent’. Love this intersection of SOC & PSY!
“People can judge cultural background through nonverbal accents, just as they can judge the geographic backgrounds of people speaking a common language — for example, a Texan versus a Scot — through verbal accents.”
The genetic basis for the differences in the way people think…which leads to differences in such things as political affiliation. We don’t so much think a certain way because we have a particular political affiliation, rather, we have a particular political affiliation because we think a certain way…and…that thinking is not just a matter of socialization.
Love this article – it’s the intersection of psychology, neurology, sociology, and political science…almost all of my favorite things!
Apparently it’s more than just learning to fear math…