Rightly or wrongly many corporations and recruitment agencies use social media platforms as a form of employee vetting. The Facebook sites and Twitter posts of potential workers are scoured for indications of anti-social behaviour. But just how effective is social media at predicting personality type? Well, the London-based Online Privacy Foundation has been conducting research into that very question. We discuss their findings with the Foundation’s co-founder Chris Sumner.
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Cyber vetting and personality - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This story takes you into the heart of one of social psychology’s most famous experiments. In 1954 in Oklahoma, Turkish-American psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought two groups of 11-year-old boys to a summer camp. What they didn’t know and what they were never told was that their behaviour over the next three weeks would be studied, analysed, discussed and used in theories about war, interracial conflict and prejudice for generations to come.
Almost 60 years since it was conducted, it’s still cited in psychology textbooks today. But what’s less well known is that the Robbers Cave was Sherif’s third attempt to generate peace between warring groups. The earlier studies were the 1949 ‘Happy Valley Camp’ study in Connecticut, and the second was his 1953 ‘Camp Talualac’ study.
‘Inside the Robbers Cave’ tells the story of two of the three studies. Producer Gina Perry’s research unearths a tale of drama, failure, mutiny and intrigue that has been overlooked in official accounts of Sherif’s research.
The program features original archival audio from recordings made during 1953 and 1954.
On November 3rd, Dr. Cialdini, along with Dan Ariely, Ori Brafman, Pam Danziger, Dan Hill and Christophe Morin were interviewed for the Extraordinary Minds webcast, “Getting People Who Don’t Buy to Buy Enthusiastically”.
We talk to a guy who started out as an upstanding businessman, and went on to commit bank fraud involving millions of dollars.
Cruelty, violence, badness… This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it’s something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.
We begin with a chilling statistic: 91% of men, and 84% of women, have fantasized about killing someone. We take a look at one particular fantasy lurking behind these numbers, and wonder what this shadow world might tell us about ourselves and our neighbors. Then, we reconsider what Stanley Milgrim’s famous experiment really revealed about human nature (it’s both better and worse than we thought). Next, we meet a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil: chemist Fritz Haber, who won a Nobel Prize in 1918…around the same time officials in the US were calling him a war criminal. And we end with the story of a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?
All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 7: The Marco Polo of Neuroscience - V.S Ramachandran - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Natasha Mitchell has interviewed many of the world’s most celebrated thinkers on the mind over the past decade, and one the most creative is acclaimed neuroscientist and polymath of the brain Professor V.S Ramachandran. Next week, All in the Mind swaps shows and slots for a season of an exciting new show The Body Sphere hosted by Amanda Smith. In April, All in the Mind returns for a season, presented by Lynne Malcolm. Body and mind hook up on ABC Radio National in 2012! 5pm Sundays, 1pm Mondays.
All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 6: The Power of Forgiveness - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela was on South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chairing many of its tortuous public hearings about atrocities committed in the apartheid era. In an unprecedented dialogue she met with one of apartheid’s most abhorrent killers, in jail, to explore forgiveness, psychological redemption and the symbolic language of trauma.
FlavourCrusader is a volunteer-led social innovation project investigating how social technologies such as smartphones, Twitter and location-based services might be leveraged to:
Encourage people to be more healthy by eating their “2 and 5″ Help small food producers and retailers compete against the big guys Motivate people to eat more in tune with nature’s cycles In this presentation, Grant Young shares some of the FlavourCrusader team’s experience in developing and rapidly testing a prototype mobile application which aims to achieve long-term behaviour change, exploring the questions:
How do we design for sustained behaviour change? How can we simulate end-use environments to facilitate rapid testing in a small group research context? Do UI design approaches change when the end goal is long-term behaviour change? While focusing on the practical aspects of the team’s approach and their learnings throughout the process, the presentation also touches on how behavioural change frameworks and consideration of social interactions and mobile context of use have influenced the development of the application.
The social web is now a teenager –awkward, arrogant, snarky, fearless, experimental and open. She is shaking things up and having a major impact on our culture, social dynamics and etiquette. What are the new social dynamics and cultural impacts of all these tools and technologies?
This session will explore the emerging etiquette issues of our participatory hyper-connected world. What are the new rules? How are our relationships, culture and business assumptions changing? Do we understand the impact of this new relationship persistance?
Do I have to ask before I post a photo of a friend online? Who has editorial approval?
Am I required to respond to every inbound communication I receive or is “ignoring” an accepted response?
Where is the line between encouraging participation and being just plain annoying?
What are you doing mucking up my activity stream?
What the heck is a “friend” anyway?
How do we design, build and manage these new spaces? What are the new rules of the online commons and the associated appropriate etiquette? This participatory session will ask attendees to contribute their own real world examples and will lay out a new framework for a new social contract. It’s our job to decide what we want our web teenager to be when she is all grown-up.
Podcast and transcript of designer Richard Seymour at Intersections 07 reflecting on his discipline-busting career, and designersâ opportunity to reinvent our future
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