Psychology discovery: The power of exposure to an American Flag

A photo of an American flag has power over the minds of men and women, implies this study: “A Single Exposure to the American Flag Shifts Support Toward Republicanism up to 8 Months Later,” Travis J. Carter [pictured here], Melissa J. Ferguson and Ran R. Hassin, Psychological Science, 2011 22: 1011. The authors at the University of […]

New Insight into Flag-Flapping

A new French study demystifies some of what some laypersons call “flag flapping” and others call “the flapping of flags.” The researchers cite, among other influences, previous research done by Ig Nobel Prize winner L. Mahadevan (who was honored for exploring the physics of how sheets get wrinkled). Details are in: “Oblique Waves Lift the […]