The Problem of the Algorithm_Heuristic Distinction in Learning Social Skills

In learning social skills, we build pattern and relational recognition (or what psychologists, chess players, athletes, cops, et. al. refer to as ïinstinctÍ, ïintuitionÍ, or ïgut-feelingÍ). This relational-pattern recognition dimension of social interaction learns how to key the definition of the situation. The data the cognitive heuristic learns from are the various configurations of nonverbal … See More

Narcissism and Other-Derogation in the Absence of a Threat to Self-Esteem

Previous research has found that narcissists have a tendency to put others down when their self-esteem is threatened. The present study investigated whether narcissists would still derogate others when they do not feel threatened. In the first study, participants (N = 79) watched videos of four targets and rated their personalities using a 100-item questionnaire … See More