why rural and working-class americans vote republican : a moral foundations approach. notes from The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

We’ve made many improvements since our first simple survey in 2006, but we always find the same basic pattern. The lines for Care and Fairness slant downward; the lines for Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity, slant upward. Liberals value Care and Fairness far more than the other three foundations; conservatives endorse all five foundations more or……

intro to moral foundations theory, jonathan haidt, the righteous mind

As you can see from figure 8.1, the lines for Care and Fairness (the top two lines) are moderately high across the board. Everyone – left, right, and center – says that concerns about compassion, cruelty, fairness, and injustice are relevant to their judgments about right and wrong. Still, the lines slope downward. Liberals say……

Jonathan Haidt & Leo Romero : at LEAST 5 hard steps to a kinda happy life

Psychology n. [ fr Lat -logy (study of) + Grk psycho (nuts) ] for more than 100 years, had been dominated by disorders [thanks, Freud (coke addict )]. For 125 years, back to when Freud (1856–1939) wrote On Aphasia (1891) ψ was all about what is wrong with us, and how to (maybe ) make us better. Then, in the 1990s, a rebel group of psychologists, led by Martin Seligman, Ed……

Anne Curzan: New word meanings

Transcript of excerpts from The secret life of words by Anne Curzan, Lecture 5: New word meanings I am struck by the different attitudes that people can have to thinking about semantic change in the past, and semantic change in the present. When we see semantic change happening around us, it can cause us some anxiety,……

The fact that Pinker committed these needless words 21 times in The Sense of Style

In the very first paragraph of The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker writes: William Strunk’s course notes on writing was studded with gems of self-exemplification such as “Write with nouns and verbs,” “Put the emphatic words of a sentence at the end,” and best of all, his prime directive, “Omit needless words.” Here’s what Strunk……

Metaphors and human cognition

from The secret life of words by Anne Curzan, Lecture 5: New word meanings Metaphors seem to be fundamental to the ways in which we categorize the world. As we experience the world, we look for similarities, and that’s one of the ways that we group things together, and those similarities can be quite metaphorical. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson……

Elder abuse: Pinker vs Strunk & White

Steven Pinker starts The Sense of Style with this salute to Strunk & White I love style manuals. Ever since I was assigned Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style in an introductory psychology course, the writing guide has been among my favorite literary genres. It’s not just that I welcome advice on the lifelong challenge……

why, you axe me, do i say say axe, not ask? why, i ax you, is you so ig-na-ant?

Oxford English Dictionary ask, v. forms: OE acsi, axi, ahxi, axsi-an i could stop right here, but since yo is too smart fo yo own good, and cuz i luv yo, i won’t the media or/and/or medias is or/and/or are very concerned Acsian, axian, survived in ax, down to nearly 1600 [as] (sic) the regular literary form, and……

“strategic management” – Michael Porter – 5 competitive forces model

In 1979, Harvard Business Review published “How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy” by a young economist and associate professor, Michael E. Porter. It was his first HBR article, and it started a “revolution” (duck! another one!) in strategic studies. In subsequent decades, Porter brought his signature economic rigor to the study of competitive strategy for corporations,……

this portion of the 2nd Philippine Economic Revolution (which starts today, beeteebuds) is dedicated to THE one Human on Our One Good Earth, who taught me what, according to the Coloma Hawz Style Guide, “the Truth, the WHOLE Truth, and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH,* means (BOHBEEE please note proper use of serial commas, also, learned.from.you; uy! salamat ha?!)

boh-beeeeee when i made this thing it was because i thought of that day ya whooped mah ass for a presscon at manila hotel that went on and on and on on and on (you said) (i thought the 2 hours waz mebbe overlong; but The Voices in My Head – you know) you said this……

Thinking, fast and slow: two systems, two species

Two systems System 1 – automatic, fast; System 2 – effortful, slow. System 1 is “the stranger in you”, which controls much of what we do, although we are seldom consciously aware of its activities. It provides the impressions that often turn into our beliefs, and is the source of the impulses that often become……

Haidt: of Love

Romantic love is part ancient attachment system, part caregiving system, and part modified mating system. But it is much more than the sum of its parts. It is an extraordinary psychological state that launched the Trojan War, inspired much of the world’s best (and worst) music and literature, and gave many of us the most……

Notes from Firing up the front line

Jon R. Katzenbach and Jason A. Santamaria, in Harvard Business Review For many organizations, achieving competitive advantage means eliciting superior performance from employees on the front line. McKinsey & Company and the Conference Board studied five distinct managerial paths that result in committed, high-performing frontline workers. The approach discussed in this article, the “Mission, Values,……

The Solution – from Covey, The 8th Habit

An organization’s success at the consistent delivery of outstanding service is merely the cumulative result of the contribution of each of its members. Outstanding service is just the consequence of each individual’s choice to be great at service. That’s our decision, as individual providers, to make. It’s our responsibility. And it’s our gain. Notes from……