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Can Research Be Both Impactful and Neutral?
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January 10, 2023

Can Research Be Both Impactful and Neutral?

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Psychogeography Becomes More Accessible — and Goes Online
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January 9, 2023

Psychogeography Becomes More Accessible — and Goes Online

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Are Trigger Warnings Hitting Their Target?
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January 5, 2023

Are Trigger Warnings Hitting Their Target?

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Academic Publishers and the Challenges of AI
Innovation
January 4, 2023

Academic Publishers and the Challenges of AI

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David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger Effect

David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect, explains David Dunning, comes when “people who are incompetent or unskilled or not expert in a field lack expertise to recognize that they lack expertise. So they come to conclusions, decisions, opinions that they think are just fine when they’re, well, wrong.”

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Female Activists’ Use of Images in Protests Against Oppression in Iran

Female Activists’ Use of Images in Protests Against Oppression in Iran

Images of unveiled Iranian women and adolescent girls standing atop police cars or flipping off the ayatollah’s picture have become signature demonstrations of dissent in the past few months of protest in Iran.

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Why Do Swear Words Sound the Way They Do?

Why Do Swear Words Sound the Way They Do?

The authors explored whether there are universal sound patterns in profanity. So we designed a series of studies involving speakers of different languages and found surprising patterns in how swear words sound across the world.

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Looking Back at 2022 on Social Science Space

Looking Back at 2022 on Social Science Space

As is the wont of many media websites, with the end of the year here at Social Science Space, we like to look back at the year-that-was as the-year-that-is-to-be looms.

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How British Literary Psychogeography Offers Possibilities for Researchers

How British Literary Psychogeography Offers Possibilities for Researchers

In the previous blog we learned about the type of psychogeographical thinking which was developed by Guy Debord and Situationist International. The latter movement was centered on France and mainland Europe in the immediate decades after World War II. Ultimately they failed to get their message through to wider society. In this article I explore how their basic principles re-emerged as a new form of psychogeography in the British Isles. This form would be less political than the work of Debord, at least on the surface, and would be championed by poets, writers of historical fiction and other forms of literature.

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Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries

Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries

Every day across the United States, more than 120 people die from firearm injuries. This is a crisis that requires urgent attention from the scientific community, and social scientists have a critical role to play.

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Big Think Podcast Series Launched by Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences

Big Think Podcast Series Launched by Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched the Big Thinking Podcast, a show series that features leading researchers in the humanities and social sciences in conversation about the most important and interesting issues of our time.

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Mapping the Ebb and Flow of Psychogeography

Mapping the Ebb and Flow of Psychogeography

In this series Aled Singleton explore the ebb and flow of geographical ideas, particularly how they move around the world. As with all innovations, concepts sometimes lose traction over time, seem to get buried in dusty libraries and then fins themselves revived for unexpected reasons. The topic for this series is the concept psychogeography. We will travel from Paris in the 1960s to the UK in the 1990s and then to the wider World in the 2020s.

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