This article, Part 3, asks questions about what setpoints society may have, and when unhealthy, what might we do to improve them. The answers provided are based on 3 recent conversations I had with 3 experts about allostasis and resilience: The first was with neurobiologist Peter Sterling, who coined the term allostasis along with Joseph Eyer in the 1980s, the second with neuroscientist Sung Lee who has advanced the concepts of allostasis in the PAO, and a third interview with Kevin Gallagher, author, attorney and founder of Emergent Resilience – a nonprofit that helps organizations build resilience in tumultuous times. … [Read more...] about Understanding Allostasis: Can Society Change Its Setpoints?
Wright and Wheatcroft note that some studies found gaze aversion to be linked with deception in high stakes contexts. And regarding a smile, they note that smiling is related to deception, although its relevance depends on the seriousness of the situation. When the stakes are low, they explain that smiling is more likely to accompany honest communication. In the context of the investigation of cases where relatives were murdered or went missing, however, they note that deceptive pleaders were more likely to smile. But without a baseline to compare it to, it is impossible to know for sure what Smollett's smiling means, without more. … [Read more...] about When Celebrities Become Suspects: How to Spot Insincerity
Justin Bieber, the 16-year-old singer won the award of Pop/Rock Album. The Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group was given to The Black Eyed Peas and Pop/Rock Female Artist to Lady Gaga where Justin Bieber also took the title of Pop/Rock Male Artist. … [Read more...] about American Music Awards 2010