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The Blog: Episode III

on Nick Roy

by Nicholas F. Roy

2 hours, 35 minutes ago

To begin my blog this week, I wanted to first discuss the concept of Self-Knowledge: Introspection. I would agree fully with the Nisbett & Wilson (1977) that we don’t always know why we do what we do. I for […]


on Kathy Lu

by Kathy Lu

3 hours, 4 minutes ago

After learning about the Asch (1946) study, in which the simple prime of one word (hot/cold) affected how participants interpreted personality, I couldn't help but think back to my genetics class at Tufts. I […]

Schemas and Race

on MadiFriedman

by Madison Friedman

3 hours, 18 minutes ago

The recent tragic events around the U.S. have clearly brought to mind the Eberhardt et al. (2004) study and the concept of schemas. As Professor Sommers said, schemas have many positive aspects and save us an […]

Cognitive Dissonance, Under the Sun

on HenryJani

by Henry Jani

4 hours, 23 minutes ago

This week, the notion of cognitive dissonance has been something I’ve been thinking about a lot. I must admit—I’ve been fake baking. As a gift from my sister’s astonishingly high amount of reward points, every […]

Michael Barry post 3

on Michael Barry

by Michael N. Barry

4 hours, 24 minutes ago

Over the course of this past week, I have been focused on how I perceive myself. I took an interesting class with Daniel Dennett called Philosophy of Cognitive Science, so I have come across these ideas before. I […]