Wow, so after all the marketing campaigns, disinformation tactics, and public awareness battles of the last century over the hearts and minds of smokers and non-smokers about cigarettes and the effects (or non effects) of smoking, seems like lately we’re hearing more and more that points to sugar as being JUST as dangerous….
Um-hmm, I predict this to be an even more difficult and litigious clash.
I’m not defending sugar, but it’s interesting to note that if you need to villainize something today, link it to cigarettes.
What better way to kick off the weekend than a reminder to ‘leave a trail of happiness’?
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!