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."
My freshman year at Boston Conservatory, all of us--regardless of whether we were musicians, dancers, or actors--had a compulsory year-long course called Arts & Civilization. The year began with explorations of prehistoric man, and…"
"History allows a conversation with the past. Mostly excitingly the great successes, because the failures were rarely recorded. Perhaps more importantly it provides shared origins. Common themes and stories we can all look to and say, "This is…"
"Thanks for all the replies, you helped me make up my mind. I ended up buying a peacoat instead, which is a lot more useful for me right now. As for the blazer, I decided that when I do get a jacket, I'll go for a grey or maybe navy one."
"History has always been a great interest of mine, so this is something I have given some thought and practice to. I often look at history as a sort of deep time psychology. Psychology, anthropology, and sociology are able to look at limited temporal…"
I decided to put this question in the main forum, because if it was in a group like The History Buffs, there would be a smaller audience. Because everyone learns history at some point in his education, it is a matter that could be of interest to almost all members and not just a select few.So we all have learned some form of history in school, from local to national to the histories of far off lands and times. What is it that we learn from people of bygone places and times? There are some…See More