A team of researchers including Björn Persson, a BSc- and MSc-alumnus and frequent collaborator with our department, has published an article entitled “Testing construct independence in the Short Dark Triad using Item Response Theory” in Personality and Individual Differences. Briefly, the article investigates the constructs involved in one of the more widely-used short-form Dark Triad […]
Alumni publication on the Dark Triad
Björn Persson, an alumni of both our Consciousness Studies program and our MSc cog neuro program, has – with a team of collaborators – just published an article in Assessment entitled ‘Revisiting the Structure of the Short Dark Triad.’ Briefly, the article (an extension of the topic of Björn’s MSc thesis), critically assesses the Short […]
Last links for the summer…
I intend to post an announcement about the best Cog Neuro theses of the year shortly, but this post will contain the last set of links to topic-relevant stories and PhD positions for the summer, with a resumption of normal activity around the middle of August. So, on the the links: Simon Oxenham on lucid […]
End of love for oxytocin?
… interesting discussion on the various claims of oxytocin research-land, by Simon Oxenham over at the New Scientist.
Acetaminophen and empathy…
… discussion at Neurocritic; long story short – not as hazardous as some suggestions make out.
New article on empathy and universal values
A Skövde-based team of researchers including our own Björn Persson have just published an article in the Journal of Social Psychology entitled “Empathy and Universal Values Explicated by the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis.” Briefly, the article investigates the purported link between concerns about declining empathy and increasing self-enhancing values, as seen through the empathy-altruism hypothesis.
Empathy Online: Where in the narrative does the trigger lie?
In the previous posts concerning the elicitation of empathic responses on the HONY blog in relation to the refugee series, I have highlighted the differences between the HONY blog and more general news outlets, as well as the ability of the blog to sidestep the problems in photojournalism. I have also touched upon the possibility […]
Empathy Online: The psychological dynamics behind evading empathy fatigue
This is part three of a four-part post series concerning empathy and the HONY blog. In the first and second posts, I have highlighted the effectiveness of the HONY blog in terms of evoking empathic responses from readers, as well as its ability to sidestep some of the problems inherent in photojournalism. For this and […]