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Paul Minda
Works at The University of Western Ontario
Attended Hiram College
Lives in London, ON
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If there were a fourth frame, it would show me waking up and reading my phone also....
Every night...

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We're all entrepreneurs...or so this article claims we should be. I find this to be quite true for research University faculty....Securing external funding, the promotion of one's ideas (research and teaching even), creation of a usable product...maybe this is the way forward from the stranglehold of multinational mega corporations...people need to own their own ideas, promote their own own the means of production. 
It’s time to rethink the relationship between employers and employees.
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We're selling naming rights to the new baby. For example "Pepsi Febreeze Gribble"
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trying to write today...This is basically going on in my mind....
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This is both deeply creepy and fascinating, but apparently kids' cereal boxed are engineered so that the mascot on the box "locks eyes" with children in the grocery aisle ....additional research with adults (using a variety of altered boxes and mascots) has found that "When the character looked into the eyes of the students, they reported feeling a greater connection to the cereal."
When a cartoon character gazes into our eyes from a cereal box, it increases our trust in the brand and our connection with it.
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+Paul Minda I have also heard that placing eyes in certain public locations makes a person less likely to steal. It has something to do with feeling like you are being watched. I assume there is some part of us that, while we can rationally  think that these eyes are not really seeing, it still feels like it.
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Paska bread... Happy Easter! 
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Mmmmmmm looks great!!!!
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McDonalds Canada has been recruiting foreign workers from Belize (and other countries), basically exploiting the "temporary foreign worker program". McDonalds is requires them to sign a lease and to live in company-owned apartments. The company docks the rent an utilities directly from their paycheck. This means they only earn about $350 every two weeks, but cannot quit because of their leases...This effectively means that McDonalds Canada is a slave master. So Fuck McDonalds.
Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like ‘slaves,' by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent.
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The "irony" is that the major source of income to McDonald's are people from a socioeconomic background similar to that of their employees. 
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What's that...a rare "bloodmoon" eclipse ? Can't wait to see happy to  living in Southern Ontario....... #lunareclipse  
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I saw a big, beautiful, red fox on the trail on my run this morning...
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plus that awesome hair...
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Air Canada, folks....Asking for some assistance getting into the elevator to get to customs, the AC employee says to Mr. Perlman: "Look, I’m not your personal assistant, you’re not paying me for this, you’re the one who chose to carry an extra bag with you.”
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If you live the US, Write to your representative! This would be a very bad policy change and would drastically reduce NSF funding for social and behavioural sciences... I disagree with the bill's supporter Rep. Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas, who says that the "American public has no interest in supporting research in the social and behavioral sciences unless it can be shown to contribute directly to U.S. national security or domestic job creation"
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  • The University of Western Ontario
    Associate Professor, 2008 - present
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London, ON
Saltsburg, PA - Hiram, OH - Lewisburg, PA - Buffalo, NY - Orchard Park, NY - Savoy, IL
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I am professor of Cognitive Psychology and I study concepts, categories, and thinking. I like ideas...I'm interested in things.
  • Hiram College
    BA - Psychology, 1988 - 1992
  • The Kiski school
    1984 - 1988
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    PhD - Psychology, 1995 - 2000
  • Bucknell University
    MA - Psychology, 1993 - 1995
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