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 […]
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.
Not all academics write all their papers using the academic “we”. Here is one of those exceptional cases: “Living Systemic Thinking: Exploring Quality in First-Person Action Research,” Judi Marshall [pictured here], Action Research, September 2004 vol. 2 no. 3, pp. 305-325. The author, at the University of Bath, UK, explains: “I track a story of […]
If you have a GPS-enabled cellphone, it might be able to tell you (and some other interested parties) where you are, down to a metre or so. But for more accurate estimations of exactly where ‘you’ are – in the perceptual consciousness sense – there’s a new research project which may help. It was undertaken […]
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 […]