Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology, passed away last week on Oct. 28 at the age of 54.
With just seven weeks left before Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology, goes through another round of leukemia-induced chemotherapy, a team of students, colleagues and peers have come together in an international effort to find a bone marrow donor before then.
And while reality TV may be weirder than ever, the fact of the matter is, where there’s growth like that, there have to be jobs. Unfortunately, I don’t think I qualify for a spot on Jersey Shore, but in my research I found that there are other, less GTL-based ways to work in the world of reality TV. This brings us to today’s job topic: a reality TV psychologist.
Over the last two centuries, science has progressed to the point where, if something can’t be explained, we have faith that it is simply a matter of time until it is. Science has made us healthier and more secure. It has given us ground-shaking new media. We often forget that there was a time when the best possible means of understanding distant happenings was either an engraving or word of mouth. Now we can now transport actual sensory information across tremendous distances instantaneously. Science has made us, more than ever before, in control and in the know. It has been an empowering force; no longer do we need to cower in fear of inexplicable misfortunes.
Though summer vacation may evoke fond memories of tanning at the beach, playing volleyball in the lawn or getting up at 11 a.m., others are hard at work developing a thesis or a summer philanthropy project. Every summer, many Stanford students choose the latter vacation plan, electing to spend their free months working on various types of research, with different motivations.
Based on his study of problematic Internet use in America, the largest study of its kind so far, Aboujaoude found that the anonymity of the Internet and the distance it creates between actions and their effects have the potential to exacerbate people’s worst tendencies in the real world. In other words, that user whose video you slammed may not show up at your door with a baseball bat and demand revenge any time soon, but the impression that your rudeness has no consequences could stay with you forever.