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James Benjamin
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Too busy to keep up with the news?
A blogger has kindly stepped in and offered quick capsule summaries of the latest events for those of us on the go who need to get a quick idea of what is going on in DC. It's called 1461 Days of Trump .

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Scientific Research Hurt by Trump Ban
NYT has a feature on the repercussions of Trump's executive order banning Muslims from several countries with regard to scientific research at various universities and medical schools. As I mentioned earlier, as things stand, students, faculty, and postdocs...

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Action alert for academicians
Over the weekend Trump signed an executive order banning Muslims from seven nations. There have understandably been protests, as well as pushback from Congress members, those in the tech community, civil liberties organizations, and those of us who work at ...

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Inevitably, actions lead to reactions
Among Trump's first executive actions were those designed to silence scientists employed by various Federal agencies. If you know anything about scientists is that regardless of our own ideological beliefs, we are devoted first and foremost to seeking out a...

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Quotable: Carl Sagan


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Inequality in Science
I would suggest reading the entire post as it deals primarily with gender inequality in online media with regard to science discourse. I will highlight small portions that I think might be of particular interest as they tackle not only gender inequality in ...

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Trump as Authoritarian Leader
I was reading through an article summarizing how experts on authoritarianism from various disciplines are assessing Donald Trump's first few days in office since being sworn in. Needless to say, the consensus is that they are concerned . The general consens...

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Most recent publication
Our chapter on the weapons priming effect was officially in print as of December 2016 in Current Opinion in Psychology . It is a special issue on social priming.

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A trip down memory lane
About 21 years ago this month, I officially received my diploma M.A. degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. I defended my thesis in August 1995, right before moving to Columbia, MO where I'd go on to earn a Ph.D. in S...

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Some things I expect to happen this year
This is just an off the cuff list of items I expect will get accomplished: 1. The manuscript on the weapons effect that is currently in revise-resubmit mode will hopefully get accepted for publication. If not where it is currently being reviewed, then at an...
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