Monthly Archives: June 2014

Our Obsolete Market Mentality – Civilization Must Find a New Thought Pattern

Karl Polanyi: “The market mechanism moreover created the delusion of economic determinism as a general law for all human society.. To attempt to apply economic determinism to all human societies is little short of fantastic. Nothing is more obvious to … Continue reading

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The Power of Market Fundamentalism – Karl Polanyi’s Critique

What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years? Fred … Continue reading

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Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition and Problem Solving in Adulthood

Over the last decade, the field of socio-emotional development and aging has rapidly expanded, with many new theories and empirical findings emerging. This trend is consistent with the broader movement in psychology to consider social, motivational, and emotional influences on … Continue reading

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Role of Play in Social Skills and Intelligence of Children

Need to play in the living of children is accounted as their deepest and most fundamental natures that can be considered same as its physical needs. According to Mariana Monteh Souri, Italian trainer in the field of education and training, … Continue reading

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How Social are Social Media Technologies ?

This study investigated how 20 university students described their collective and individual learning experiences using social media technologies (SMTs). Data consisted of transcribed focus group discussions, which were analysed for students’ use of first person singular and plural pronouns as … Continue reading

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A Conceptual and Empirical framework for the Social Distribution of Cognition

In this paper, we aim to show that the framework of embedded, distributed, or extended cognition offers new perspectives on social cognition by applying it to one specific domain: the psychology of memory. In making our case, first we specify … Continue reading

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How does it Feel to Act Together?

This paper on the phenomenology of joint agency proposes a foray into a little-explored territory at the intersection of two very active domains of research: joint action and sense of agency. I explore two ways in which our experience of … Continue reading

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Mind and Cognition – A study on the Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science

Cognitive science aims at the study and explanation of human cognitive capacities like perception, memory, reasoning, language use and so on. It is a distinctively multidisciplinary enterprise emerging out of the interaction of various disciplines like Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Psychology, … Continue reading

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Socially Mediated Metacognition and Learning to Write

Writing can be viewed as a recursive process involving both cognitive and metacognitive processes. Task, environment, individual cognition and affective processes all impact on producing written text. Recent research on the development of metacognition in young children has highlighted social … Continue reading

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Cooperative conditions and Group Metacognition

This study examined the task-related talk, reading comprehension, and metacognition of third-grade students over a 4 week period. A total of 219 students from eight classrooms participated. Classrooms were randomly assigned to the “reward” or the “strategy” condition. The reward … Continue reading

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