HotAIR - MAY WE RECOMMEND -- A Collection of Christmas Science (Part 1 of 2)


A Collection of Christmas Science (Part 1 of 2)

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by Stephen Drew, AIR staff

Here is a part 1 of a two-part collection of Christmas research citations compiled by investigator Simon Richardson.

The Citations

"Social class difference in response to Christmas cards," J. Kunz, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 90, no. 2, April 2000, pp. 573-6. The author reports that:

In a total of 590 Christmas cards sent perception of status was important for both the sender and the receiver. High status of the sender increased the response rate significantly, especially among the "blue-collar" receivers.

"Pre-Christmas traumas: the guillotine letter box," Y. Godwin and D. Wilson, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol. 52, no. 7, October 1999, pp.600.

"Encounter with reality: children's reactions on discovering the Santa Claus myth," C.J. Anderson and N.M. Prentice, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 1994, pp. 67-84.

"Flight distances of the reindeer" [article in Russian], L.M. Baskin and T. Scogland, Doklady biological sciences: proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol. 374, nos. 1-6, September-October 2000, pp. 533-5. [NOTE: We would be grateful to any reader who sends us a copy of this intriguingly-titled article]

"A hazard of Christmas: Bird Fancier's Lung and the Christmas tree," A.M. Baverstock and R.J. White, Respiratory Medicine, vol. 94, no. 2, February 2000, pp.176.

"Post-Christmas blues: a rare cause of cyanosis," L. Barron and H.J. Biem, Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, January ñ February 2001, pp.39-40.

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