Une marche en milieu naturel plutôt qu’urbain diminue vos idées noires

Pour ceux et celles qui sont surtout en ville cet été, de gré (en vacances) ou de force (parce que vous n’avez pas trop les moyens d’en sortir…), essayez de marcher un peu chaque jour dans un grand parc (ce qui, encore une fois, n’est pas toujours facile dans les quartiers moins favorisés). Pourquoi ? Parce qu’une énième étude, depuis celle de Roger Ulrich en 1984, vient de confirmer l’effet bénéfique des environnements naturels pour…

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Understanding conspiracy theories and cognitive styles in a post-truth era

Over the past few years, I’ve read, enjoyed, and learned a great deal from the friendly banter that goes back and forth between Stephen Lewandowsky (@STWorg) and Dan Kahan (@cult_cognition) on Twitter. While Kahan often points to politics and ‘tribes’ as triggers for risk perception and behavior, Lewandowsky reframes things in a slightly different way. He suggests that perceptions may be less shaped by political ideology and more by something he calls “cognitive styles.” “Cognitive…

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Is International CRISPR Regulation a Pipe Dream?

Written by Shawn Xiong Edited by Manisha Talukdar Header image courtesy of Marie Ann Liebert At the dawn of recombinant DNA technology in the early 1970s, two conferences took place in Asilomar state beach in California, led by Stanford biochemist Paul Berg. From an outright prohibition during the first meeting in 1973 to tight regulation…

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Companion Animal Psychology News July 2017

July’s round-up of the latest news on cats and dogs.Some of my favourites from around the web Dr. Rebecca Ledger uses the Five Domains model for forensic animal behaviour analysis by Kat Littlewood and David Mellor PhD. How the mental experiences of animals can be inferred for animal cruelty prosecutions in Canada.Remember to play. Trumping animals and their homes: Seeing light in dark times by Marc Bekoff PhD. Some advice on how to maintain hope in…

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Companion Animal Psychology News July 2017

July’s round-up of the latest news on cats and dogs.Some of my favourites from around the web Dr. Rebecca Ledger uses the Five Domains model for forensic animal behaviour analysis by Kat Littlewood and David Mellor PhD. How the mental experiences of animals can be inferred for animal cruelty prosecutions in Canada.Remember to play. Trumping animals and their homes: Seeing light in dark times by Marc Bekoff PhD. Some advice on how to maintain hope in…

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Water Is…

“Water Is… a treasure trove of insights. How wonderful to see water from so many different perspectives in one very enjoyable book! I will be dipping in for many years to come.” —Tristan Gooley, bestselling author of How to Read Water       Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer.  The only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, he teaches people how to use the sun,…

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