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Sue Frantz
As if cell phone use in cars isn’t bad enough, car manufacturers are building distractions into our automobiles, which I affectionately call Built-in Automotive Driving Distraction SystemsTM.   Automakers now include more options to allow drivers to use social media, email and text. The technology is also becoming more complicated to use. Cars… (Show more)
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Kenny Amekkor
Good morning, everyone!       I am part of a online LaunchPad course ( http://www.macmillanhighered.com/launchpad/myers11e/6184923 <https://community.macmillan.com/external-link.jspa?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmillanhighered.com%2Flaunchpad%2Fmyers11e%2F6184923>) as a Freshman at the CUNY City College of New York. About 2 or 3 weeks ago, I did… (Show more)
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Kenny Amekkor
Forwarded message - From: Kenny Amekkor <kennyamekkor@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:55 AM Subject: If you have completed an assignment for a LaunchPad course and you saved it but didn't submit it, would your work/last attempt still be seen by the person who is grading it when you can't see your work from your computer/laptop… (Show more)
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David Myers
We humans have an overwhelming fear of death. That’s the core assumption of “terror management theory.” It presumes that, when confronted with reminders of our mortality, we display self-protective emotional and cognitive responses. Made to think about dying, we self-defensively cling tightly to our worldviews and prejudices.   On the assumption… (Show more)
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David Myers
As y’all know, females and males are mostly alike—in overall intelligence, in physiology, and in how we perceive, learn, and remember. All but one of our chromosomes is unisex. Yet gender differences in mating, relating, and suffering are what grab our attention. And none more than the amazingly widespread and reliably observed gender difference… (Show more)
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David Myers
As is plain to see, Americans are living in a politically polarized era. “Partisan animus is at an all-time high,” reports Stanford political scientist Shanto Iyengar. Nearly 6 in 10 Republicans and Democrats have “very unfavorable” opinions of the other party, and most engaged party adherents feel “angry” about the other party. “Partisans… (Show more)
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David Myers
In an earlier blog post, I reported on an analysis of 34,000+ Americans’ health interviews with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To my astonishment, Megan Traffanstedt, Sheila Mehta, and Steven LoBello found no evidence that depression rises in wintertime, or that wintertime depression is greater in higher latitudes, in cloudy… (Show more)
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David Myers
When biking we hardly notice the wind at our back, until we change directions and try riding against its force. Likewise, we may hardly notice the cultural winds that carry us until we step outside our boundaries. That’s one reason I benefit from the privilege of spending time each year visiting other countries. With each visit I am reminded that… (Show more)
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David Myers
As Nathan DeWall and I explain in Psychology, 11th Edition, “Young infants lack object permanence—the awareness that objects continue to exist even when not perceived. By 8 months, infants begin exhibiting memory for things no longer seen.”   Given the early age at which infants display object permanence by looking for a hidden toy after a… (Show more)
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David Williams
Overview of six personality disorders: anti-social, avoidant, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, and schizoid.
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