Plan B: Making Oppression Backfire

Plan B: Making Oppression Backfire was conceived to address a gap in current training materials in nonviolent struggle and a clear need for nonviolent movements around the world to be more prepared to deal with governmental repression. The various movements of the Arab Spring provide a clear example of these two deficiencies. The young pro-democracy … See More

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