A Wee We Problem

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona does not mince words, in its pronouncement about what to do about a linguistics question: What exactly happened? The formula (or words) Fr. Andres was accustomed to using during the Rite of Baptism in English and Spanish for both children and adults was the phrase, “we baptize you in […]

Cessation of Rumination. Say: “I? Aye!”

One needn’t ruminate more than one wants or need to, suggests this study: “The Cessation of Rumination Through Self-Affirmation,” Sander L. Koole, Karianne Smeets, Ad van Knippenberg, and Ap Dijksterhuis, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1999, Vol. 77, No. 1, 111-25. The authors affirm that they are at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Worrying about what other people might think of you, if you haven’t worried about what other people might think about you

A new study suggests that Facebook users who haven’t worried about what other people might think about them might worry about what other people think about them. The study also suggests that this is more true of some people than of others. (Thanks to investigator Erwin Kompanje for bringing this to our attention.)  The study is: “Awkward […]