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Beyond Social Networks: How Cultural Beliefs Really Spread

December 14, 2018

It seemed obvious to Goldberg that vaccines were crucial to protecting his daughter’s health. Yet people who were…
Why culture is key to improving the ‘interpretive power’ of psychology

November 30, 2018

In psychology, there often is a common demographic among research subjects. And among the researchers, themselves. And, in…
Why king of hearts doesn’t have a moustache? Is he stabbing himself to his head?

October 4, 2018

Everyone is familiar with playing cards. We use them from a very young age and they are so…
Genome Analysis of 6,500-Year-Old Human Remains in Israeli Cave Points to Origin of Ancient Chalcolithic Culture

August 23, 2018

An international team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Harvard University has discovered that…
Culture shapes the brain

April 24, 2018

From a research perspective, reading and writing is a fascinating phenomenon. After all, the first writing systems date…
Musical Patterns Highly Similar across Cultures, Indicating another Universal Human Trait

January 27, 2018

Music is a crucial feature of every known human culture, with different types of instrumental and vocal arrangements…
Identity Unearthed

March 2, 2016

In a middle-class tomb just east of the Nile River in what was Upper Nubia, a woman offers…
Pursuit of Happiness: We’re Not Trying Too Hard—We’re Just Not Trying the Right Things

October 27, 2015

It’s affirmed in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence as an unalienable right: the pursuit of…
Overcoming assumptions about Islamic Art

August 26, 2015

Whether they understand the language or not, the traveler to a foreign country is likely to find their…
Why you should reconsider that festival headdress

July 24, 2015

Headdress bans at music festivals are the latest trend this summer. Over recent years, attendees at events such…
New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49,000 years ago

July 2, 2015

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg,…
How Food Shapes Who We Are

April 17, 2015

April is National Food Month, and the UA School of Anthropology is highlighting its research about food as…
How information moves between cultures

December 17, 2014

By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years’ worth of book translations…
Why Arab cities declined and European cities emerged?

October 8, 2014

Baghdad was one of the most important and prosperous world cities one thousand year ago. Now it is…
Racial prejudices influence perceived emotional intensity

August 26, 2014

Globalization has significantly increased number of intercultural interactions and understanding of obstacles hindering communication among people from different…
Human races: biological reality or cultural delusion?

August 18, 2014

It don’t matter if you’re black or white (or yellow, or beige, or brown). Suedehead/Flickr, CC BY-NC The issue of…
What are the Acculturation Preferences of Immigrants in Europe?

July 24, 2014

European countries are increasingly multiethnic. However, integration of foreigners has not always been successful. George Groenewold and his…
Research: Business should embrace ‘boomerang employees’

July 15, 2014

The phenomenon of “boomerang employees” is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad…
Color-odor associations are not universal, scientists claim

July 11, 2014

Previous studies revealed that people tend associate particular odors with particular colors. For instance, it was demonstrated that…
Ramadan a centuries-old American tradition

July 8, 2014

This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and…
Cultural evolution strongly differs from biological one

July 7, 2014

Many contemporary social scientists agree that our culture evolves. Nonetheless, details of cultural evolution remain an object of…
Cultural differences in a job interview

May 14, 2014

Most of us took part in a job interview in some part of our lives. But how do…
MIT Transform project gives shape to human-object interplay

April 15, 2014

Making still objects come alive is more than poetic metaphor at the MIT Tangible Media Group. They have…
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