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Situationism in the News

Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 25, 2010

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Below, we’ve posted titles and a brief quote from some of the Situationist news over the last several weeks.

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From ABC News: “Smoking dangers seducing youth to light up”

“New research suggests that telling smokers cigarettes will kill them won’t necessarily convince them to quit. […] Matthew Rockloff from Queensland Central University says entire cultures are in some ways an attempt to imbue life with some sense of meaning so that people do not have to deal with the inevitable head-on.” Read more . . .

From The Med Guru: “Physical appearance reveals one’s persona”

“A new research suggests that the physical appearance of a person is the road map of his mind, a rough sketch of his persona revealing his personality traits. The study gave credibility to the notion that there was a co-relation between personality traits and physical appearance alone, since the participants were able to judge the characteristics of a person quite accurately by looking at his photographs.” Read more . . .

From The Press Democrat: “The Facebook effect on first impressions”

“First impressions do count — even when the impression we’re giving off is through a mere picture on our Facebook page. We’ve always known intuitively that we make snap judgments about people we meet based on appearance — the first bit of information available. But new research by a Sonoma State University professor and a colleague with the University of Texas shows that those conclusions can be surprisingly accurate in a photograph, depending on how one poses.” Read more . . .

From Scientific American: “Political Science: What Being Neat or Messy Says about Political Leanings”

“Researchers insist they can tell someone’s politlcal affiliation by looking at the condition of their offices and bedrooms. Messy? You’re a lefty. A neatnik? Welcome to the Right. According to a controversial new study, set to be published in The Journal of Political Psychology, the bedrooms and offices of liberals, who are generally thought of as open, tend to be colorful and awash in books about travel, ethnicity, feminism and music, along with music CDs covering folk, classic and modern rock, as well as art supplies, movie tickets and travel memorabilia.” Read more . . .

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