Benign Violations: Making Immoral Behavior Funny

submitted by: apmcgraw
Humor is an important, ubiquitous phenomenon; however, seemingly disparate conditions seem to facilitate humor. We integrate these conditions by suggesting that laughter and amusement result from violations that are simultaneously seen as benign. We investigated three conditions that make a violation benign and thus humorous: (a) the presence of an alternative norm suggesting that the situation is acceptable, (b) weak commitment to the violated norm, and (c) psychological distance from...
Authors: Caleb Warren, A. peter Mcgraw

Alcohol Risk Management in College Settings The Safer California Universities Randomized Trial

submitted by: bsaltz
Context: Potentially effective environmental strategies have been recommended to reduce heavy alcohol use among college students. However, studies to date on environmental prevention strategies are few in number and have been limited by their nonexperimental designs, inadequate sample sizes, and lack of attention to settings where the majority of heavy drinking events occur. Purpose: To determine whether environmental prevention strategies targeting off-campus settings would reduce the...
Authors: Robert Saltz, Mj Paschall, Richard Mcgaffigan, Peter Nygaard

A História das Coisas

submitted by: eaduems

documentário

História do Trabalho

submitted by: eaduems

vídeo sobre a história do trabalho

The Importance of Open Access Publishing

submitted by: bartneck

In this interview Christoph Bartneck argues for the importance of open access publishing in the academic world.

Bellanger / Verdicchio: Open Access und die Konfiguration der Publikationslandschaften

submitted by: DigiWiss
Open Access und die Konfiguration der Publikationslandschaften Silke Bellanger (Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern) & Dirk Verdicchio (Uni Basel) ABSTRACT In der wissenschaftlichen Praxis scheint Open Access nur Vorteile zu bringen. Da Open Access-Werke mit einem normalen Internetzugang von überall her zugänglich sind, entfallen die Notwendigkeit auf Zeitschriften über bestimmte IP-Adressen zu zugreifen ebenso wie die Kosten und die Wartezeiten bei Artikelbeschaffungen....