As part of my research requirements for psychology, I've been spending many hours writing up a meta analysis (study of past compiled research) on the nice guy stereotype, and I thought this would be…Continue
"Crap. I just went back and re-read your original comment. I must have glanced over it *very* quickly because I misread the first words as "female alphas" instead of "false alphas". Well, that's your explanation why I jumped…"
"No, the criticism is fine. I'll look over the studies you sent me and adjust accordingly.
The reason is the inevitable antagonistic and personal insults that are without need, ultimately acting as a general environment of hostility rather than…"
"Natural inclination? Really? The notion that human females can't effectively be an alpha figure because they don't have the ingrained skill sets has no basis in scientific reality. As a matter of fact, the only significant reasons for…"
"Just to point out, you began your dismissal of labeling with an act of labeling and casting blanket assumptions. I don't qualify as a liberal in many regards, but such assertions needn't enter this particular conversation."
""A man who... ...should he desire." I think there is even more going on there. A man who seems smitten over a woman can make the woman feel good about herself. So good in fact, she get's the feeling she can do better than this…"
As part of my research requirements for psychology, I've been spending many hours writing up a meta analysis (study of past compiled research) on the nice guy stereotype, and I thought this would be a good place to share it. I'll briefly summarize the validity of certain cultural stigmas as well as clarify what the science on the matter actually is. Keep in mind, what I am presenting is not opinion-based nor opinion-oriented, it is a citation and explanation of various research conducted under…See More
Here is a list of some time period themed parties I would rather go to.
Dark Ages - Everyone and everything will be covered in feces/mud, most of the food will be rotten and some guests will be infected with the Black Death as a…"
Psychology, shooting, movies, video games, beer, long-term relationships, politics
The Road, City of Thieves, Clockwork Orange, King-Warrior-Magician-Lover
Inception, This is England, Donnie Darko, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Requiem for a Dream, GATTACA, The Big Lebowski, Taken
In general: heavy metal, classical, punk rock, folk. Band-specific: Blackbird Raum, Mastodon, Ahab, Spirits of the Read City, System of a Down, Mumford and Sons, Dethklok, Conflict, Against Me!, Leftover Crack
"What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?
'I don't know... sir.'
'Is it being prepared to do the right thing? No matter what the cost. Isn't that what makes a man?
'er... sure. That and a pair of testicles."
"A sort of current issues class would be good. Something important that generations are losing is their interest in what is happening around them and understanding what they can do about it. Something else could be useful would be a life lessons…"
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More