23 March 2012

Items to share: 24 March

  • Is Homeopathy A Sham? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR  Interesting to find this. In a lecture earlier this week (link to come) on the "Limits of Reflective Practice" I speculated that this generally inoccuous but over-rated approach to professional practice survives--like homeopathy--as a "meme", not because it does what it sets out to do, but because of side-effects valued by its proponents.  Perhaps it is a matter of selective attention (a la Invisible Gorilla) that I seem to have picked up three alternative medicine pieces this week:.
  • Online PhD Resources:Thanks to a correspondent for pointing me in this direction--looks interesting.
  • Robbers' Cave Experiment: A Week with the Boys Not quite as famous (or notorious) as Milgram's obedience experiments, or Zimbardo's prison, or Asch on conformity, the Robber's Cave study of creating conflict and co-operation is nonetheless a classic which could not be replicated today (Sherif et al., 1961). Well, not in an academic setting, but of course "reality" TV operates on different rules...
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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:02 pm

    I always enjoy your collection of links and articles -- thanks for sharing!


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