Effect of clock ticking on how people answered a quick questionnaire

Some psychologists interpret subtle clues, thus to deepen their understanding of human nature. Here are two examples. “The Clock Is Ticking,” Justin H. Moss and Jon K. Maner [pictured here], Human Nature, epub April 2014. The authors, at Florida State University [Professor Maner has since moved to Northwestern University], explain: The “biological clock” serves as a powerful metaphor that […]

Ask not for whom the cock crows — Ask for whom the clock goes

Clocks rule cocks, crows this study: “Circadian clock determines the timing of rooster crowing,” Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura, Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 6, March 18, 2013, pp. R231-R233. The authors, at Nagoya University, Japan, report: “Crowing of roosters is described by onomatopoetic terms such as ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ (English), ‘ki-ke-ri-ki’ (German), and ‘ko-ke-kok-koh’ (Japanese). Rooster […]