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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914116/so-it-is-so-it-shall-be-group-regularities-license-children-s-prescriptive-judgments
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Steven O Roberts, Susan A Gelman, Arnold K Ho
When do descriptive regularities (what characteristics individuals have) become prescriptive norms (what characteristics individuals should have)? We examined children's (4-13 years) and adults' use of group regularities to make prescriptive judgments, employing novel groups (Hibbles and Glerks) that engaged in morally neutral behaviors (e.g., eating different kinds of berries). Participants were introduced to conforming or non-conforming individuals (e.g., a Hibble who ate berries more typical of a Glerk)...
December 3, 2016: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913987/a-moral-normative-framework-for-the-judgment-of-actions-and-decisions-in-the-construction-industry-and-engineering-part-ii
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Omar J Alkhatib
The construction industry is typically characterized as a fragmented, multi-organizational setting in which members from different technical backgrounds and moral values join together to develop a particular business or project. The most challenging obstacle in the construction process is to achieve a successful practice and to identify and apply an ethical framework to manage the behavior of involved specialists and contractors and to ensure the quality of all completed construction activities. The framework should reflect a common moral ground for myriad people involved in this process to survive and compete ethically in today's turbulent construction market...
December 2, 2016: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895102/delaying-and-seeking-care-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-the-role-of-gender-family-and-morality
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Dana Zarhin
Social scientists have proposed various theories as to when, why, and how people come to seek medical care for multiple conditions. Yet, there is still little empirical research to illustrate the pathways into and out of care, especially for chronic illness. This article contributes to this body of work by exploring individuals' reasons for delaying and seeking care for obstructive sleep apnea, which despite being the most diagnosed sleep disorder, has been largely neglected by social scientists. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 65 Jewish-Israeli obstructive sleep apnea patients, this study shows how intersections of gender, family, and morality shape and are shaped by care-seeking behavior...
November 28, 2016: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894379/pr%C3%A3-cis-of-talking-to-our-selves-reflection-ignorance-and-agency
#4
John M Doris
Does it make sense for people to hold one another responsible for what they do, as happens in countless social interactions every day? One of the most unsettling lessons from recent psychological research is that people are routinely mistaken about the origins of their behavior. Yet philosophical orthodoxy holds that the exercise of morally responsible agency typically requires accurate self-awareness. If the orthodoxy is right, and the psychology is to be believed, people characteristically fail to meet the standards of morally responsible agency, and we are faced with the possibility of skepticism about agency...
November 29, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883994/monitoring-huntington-s-disease-mortality-across-a-30-year-period-geographic-and-temporal-patterns
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Germán Sánchez-Díaz, Greta Arias-Merino, Ana Villaverde-Hueso, Antonio Morales-Piga, Ignacio Abaitua-Borda, Manuel Hens, Eva Bermejo-Sánchez, Manuel Posada de la Paz, Verónica Alonso-Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by chorea, dystonia, behavioral disturbances and cognitive decline. The aim of this study is to assess temporal and spatial changes on mortality attributable to HD over 30 years in Spain. METHODS: HD data were extracted from the nationwide mortality registry for the period 1984-2013. Annual and 5-year gender- and age-specific rates adjusted for the standard European population were calculated...
November 25, 2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869473/the-headwinds-tailwinds-asymmetry-an-availability-bias-in-assessments-of-barriers-and-blessings
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Shai Davidai, Thomas Gilovich
Seven studies provide evidence of an availability bias in people's assessments of the benefits they've enjoyed and the barriers they've faced. Barriers and hindrances command attention because they have to be overcome; benefits and resources can often be simply enjoyed and largely ignored. As a result of this "headwind/tailwind" asymmetry, Democrats and Republicans both claim that the electoral map works against them (Study 1), football fans take disproportionate note of the challenging games on their team's schedules (Study 2), people tend to believe that their parents have been harder on them than their siblings are willing to grant (Study 3), and academics think that they have a harder time with journal reviewers, grant panels, and tenure committees than members of other subdisciplines (Study 7)...
December 2016: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865113/implicit-moral-evaluations-a-multinomial-modeling-approach
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C Daryl Cameron, B Keith Payne, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Julian A Scheffer, Michael Inzlicht
Implicit moral evaluations-i.e., immediate, unintentional assessments of the wrongness of actions or persons-play a central role in supporting moral behavior in everyday life. Yet little research has employed methods that rigorously measure individual differences in implicit moral evaluations. In five experiments, we develop a new sequential priming measure-the Moral Categorization Task-and a multinomial model that decomposes judgment on this task into multiple component processes. These include implicit moral evaluations of moral transgression primes (Unintentional Judgment), accurate moral judgments about target actions (Intentional Judgment), and a directional tendency to judge actions as morally wrong (Response Bias)...
November 16, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859988/challenges-to-the-validity-of-using-medicine-labels-to-categorize-clinical-behavior-an-empirical-and-normative-critique-of-off-label-prescribing
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Narcyz Ghinea, Ian Kerridge, Miles Little, Wendy Lipworth
This study aimed to determine whether the label status of a medicine penetrates into the clinical reasoning of Australian medical practitioners and to explore the possible reasons for our findings using semistructured interviews with 14 Australian physicians. The interviews revealed 3 broad catalysts for off-label prescribing. The first of these was lack of awareness or understanding of the regulatory process in general and labels more specifically. The second was the perception that labels are not meaningful guides for clinical practice...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858712/self-consciousness-deficits-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia
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Eva Ma Arroyo-Anlló, Adèle Turpin Boustonb, Marie-Noëlle Fargeau, Begoña Orgaz Baz, Roger Gil
Self-consciousness (SC) is multifaceted and considered to be the consciousness of one's own mental states. The main aim of this paper is to compare SC in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Three groups (control and patient groups) of 23 subjects each were assessed using an SC questionnaire. Both types of dementia clearly induce an alteration of SC. The bvFTD group showed a greater impairment in SC than the AD and control groups. The SC score was strongly associated with frontal functions...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856727/how-moral-threat-shapes-laypersons-engagement-with-science
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Jens Bender, Tobias Rothmund, Peter Nauroth, Mario Gollwitzer
Laypersons' engagement with science has grown over the last decade, especially in Internet environments. While this development has many benefits, scientists also face the challenge of devaluation and public criticism by laypersons. Embedding this phenomenon in social-psychological theories and research on value-behavior correspondence, we investigated moral threat as a factor influencing laypersons' engagement with science. Across three studies, we hypothesized and found that moral values shape the way laypersons evaluate and communicate about science when these values are threatened in a given situation and central to people's self-concept...
December 2016: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855425/prostitution-as-a-psychiatric-situation-ethical-aspects
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Danijela Tiosavljević, Slavica Djukić-Dejanović, Karel Turza, Aleksandar Jovanović, Vida Jeremić
This paper presents the morally controversial phenomenon of prostitution. As the basis for contemplating the prostitution issue the most important is revealing and understanding its primitive ethical root. For understanding its "soul", its essence, also important is comprehending sexual, "elementary thoughts" of mankind, through the relationship between prostitution and religious, social, political and spiritual life, and its nature as a reflection of the sexual-ethical concepts in different epochs and nations...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852441/infants-preference-for-prosocial-behaviors-a-literature-review
#12
Claire Holvoet, Céline Scola, Thomas Arciszewski, Delphine Picard
In 2007, a study carried out by Hamlin, Wynn, and Bloom provided concrete evidence that infants as young as 6 months were capable of social evaluation, displaying an early preference for agents performing a prosocial behavior. Since then the development of early social abilities to judge other's behavior has been the topic of a growing body of research. The present paper reviews studies conducted between 2007 and 2015 that experimentally examined infants' social evaluation abilities by testing their preference for agents acting prosocially...
November 13, 2016: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842702/normality-part-descriptive-part-prescriptive
#13
Adam Bear, Joshua Knobe
People's beliefs about normality play an important role in many aspects of cognition and life (e.g., causal cognition, linguistic semantics, cooperative behavior). But how do people determine what sorts of things are normal in the first place? Past research has studied both people's representations of statistical norms (e.g., the average) and their representations of prescriptive norms (e.g., the ideal). Four studies suggest that people's notion of normality incorporates both of these types of norms. In particular, people's representations of what is normal were found to be influenced both by what they believed to be descriptively average and by what they believed to be prescriptively ideal...
November 10, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836708/the-real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-based-stratification-of-default-network-regulation-neuroimaging-data-repository
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Amalia R McDonald, Jordan Muraskin, Nicholas T Van Dam, Caroline Froehlich, Benjamin Puccio, John Pellman, Clemens C C Bauer, Alexis Akeyson, Melissa M Breland, Vince D Calhoun, Steven Carter, Tiffany P Chang, Chelsea Gessner, Alyssa Gianonne, Steven Giavasis, Jamie Glass, Steven Homann, Margaret King, Melissa Kramer, Drew Landis, Alexis Lieval, Jonathan Lisinski, Anna Mackay-Brandt, Brittny Miller, Laura Panek, Hayley Reed, Christine Santiago, Eszter Schoell, Richard Sinnig, Melissa Sital, Elise Taverna, Russell Tobe, Kristin Trautman, Betty Varghese, Lauren Walden, Runtang Wang, Abigail B Waters, Dylan C Wood, F Xavier Castellanos, Bennett Leventhal, Stanley J Colcombe, Stephen LaConte, Michael P Milham, R Cameron Craddock
This data descriptor describes a repository of openly shared data from an experiment to assess inter-individual differences in default mode network (DMN) activity. This repository includes cross-sectional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from the Multi Source Interference Task, to assess DMN deactivation, the Moral Dilemma Task, to assess DMN activation, a resting state fMRI scan, and a DMN neurofeedback paradigm, to assess DMN modulation, along with accompanying behavioral and cognitive measures...
November 9, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833184/neglecting-human-ecology-the-common-element-of-global-health-failures
#15
Matthew Hanley
Attempts to control malaria, AIDS, and maternal mortality in Africa have been woefully inadequate. This has involved adopting an almost exclusively technical preventive approach in the context of AIDS even though emphasizing human behavior holds the most promise. But on the other hand, it has also involved abandoning highly effective technical measures, as in the case of malaria. This suggests that the failure, at root, is anthropological in nature. The common element, it is argued here, is the failure to place the human ecology resolutely above destructive ideologies...
February 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826258/angels-and-demons-using-behavioral-types-in-a-real-effort-moral-dilemma-to-identify-expert-traits
#16
Hernán D Bejarano, Ellen P Green, Stephen J Rassenti
In this article, we explore how independently reported measures of subjects' cognitive capabilities, preferences, and sociodemographic characteristics relate to their behavior in a real-effort moral dilemma experiment. To do this, we use a unique dataset, the Chapman Preferences and Characteristics Instrument Set (CPCIS), which contains over 30 standardized measures of preferences and characteristics. We find that simple correlation analysis provides an incomplete picture of how individual measures relate to behavior...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824332/cross-cultural-dataset-for-the-evolution-of-religion-and-morality-project
#17
Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Coren Apicella, Quentin D Atkinson, Emma Cohen, Rita Anne McNamara, Aiyana K Willard, Dimitris Xygalatas, Ara Norenzayan, Joseph Henrich
A considerable body of research cross-culturally examines the evolution of religious traditions, beliefs and behaviors. The bulk of this research, however, draws from coded qualitative ethnographies rather than from standardized methods specifically designed to measure religious beliefs and behaviors. Psychological data sets that examine religious thought and behavior in controlled conditions tend to be disproportionately sampled from student populations. Some cross-national databases employ standardized methods at the individual level, but are primarily focused on fully market integrated, state-level societies...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819535/-that-really-hurt-charlie-investigating-the-role-of-sympathy-and-moral-respect-in-children-s-aggressive-behavior
#18
Joanna Peplak, Tina Malti
The authors examined the role of sympathy and moral respect in children's overt aggression, and the subtypes of proactive and reactive aggression, in an ethnically diverse sample of 5-, 7-, and 10-year-olds (N = 110). Aggressive behaviors were measured through teacher reports and peer nominations. Sympathy was assessed through teacher reports. Children reported on their moral respect within an interview procedure where they were asked for their feelings of respect toward hypothetical peers who displayed morally relevant behaviors...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Genetic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811810/on-the-occurrence-of-caligids-copepoda-siphonostomatoida-in-the-marine-plankton-a-review-and-checklist
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Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Susumu Ohtsuka, Ho Young Soh, Ui Wook Hwang
Members of the copepod genus Caligus Müller, 1785 (Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae) are commonly referred to as sea lice. Virtually all of the more than 450 species utilize marine fishes as hosts, however, an increasing number of records from marine plankton samples shows that at least some species reside in the water column during their adult phase. Members of three different genera, Caligus, Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann, 1832, and Metacaligus Thomsen, 1949 have been reported from plankton samples off eastern Asia and in the north-western Atlantic...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797565/trauma-in-hispanic-youth-with-psychiatric-symptoms-investigating-gender-and-family-effects
#20
Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Maite Mena, Victoria A Schlaudt, Daniel A Santisteban
Objective: Hispanic youth in the general community experience traumatic events and display symptoms of psychological distress more frequently than do Caucasian youth. However, little is known about how traumatic experiences in this ethnic minority population relate to psychopathology in clinical samples and whether these outcomes vary by gender and are impacted by family functioning. We hypothesized that traumatic stress reactions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and internalizing and externalizing symptoms, would vary by gender and by family functioning in a clinical sample of Hispanic youth...
October 31, 2016: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
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