The Situationist

Situationism in the Blogosphere – October

Posted by The Situationist Staff on December 6, 2010

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Below, we’ve posted titles and a brief quotation from some of our favorite non-Situationist situationist blogging during October 2010 (they are listed in alphabetical order by source).

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From Frontal Cortex: “Why Social Closeness Matters”

“The internet currently has two very different models of social networking. There is, of course, Facebook – a massive sprawl of friends and acquaintances that allows us to keep track of people we know in real life. I’m “friends” with my grandmother, a bunch of second cousins and it seems like most of my high school class. The defining feature of this network is its focus on “social closeness” – I want to keep track of these people because I have some kind of connection to them. We are all part of the same “clan” Read more . . .

From Jury Room: “Simple Jury Persuasion: The dark side of psychological closeness”

“I swear there are times when simply reading a research report gives me chills. This is one of those times. […] Gino & Galinsky (2010) found that feeling similar to someone who has been selfish or dishonest led participants to “vicariously justify the actions of the wrongdoer and to behave less ethically”. Further, the ‘badness’ of the acts will be downplayed and framed in the participants’ mind as legitimate.” Read more . . .

For previous installments of “Situationism on the Blogosphere,” click here.

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