Comparative and cross-cultural psychology at CES Tempe

Presentations given at this year’s CES conference in Tempe, Arizona, covered a broad range of fields and subjects. Of most interest to me were the increase in talks regarding non-human research, and the increase in talks on cross-cultural psychological research. Comparative research was showcased strongly, and went far beyond the chimpanzee-centric, or even primate-centric, approach […]

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Machine learning culture and the value of old souls

Technology evolves. While most periods of human (pre-)history were characterised by remarkable technological stasis, with both the Oldowan and Acheulian stone tool technologies spanning over a million years, recent decades have witnessed an explosion in technological innovations and ever-accelerating rates of techno-logical change. Science itself is both a driver and consequence of technology. Current innovations […]

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4th Culture Conference held in July at the University of Stirling

From 12th to 13th of July, social learning researchers of different disciplines and levels of career gathered again for the annual Culture Conference. For the first time in its young history, this year’s Culture Conference was not held in Birmingham, but in Stirling, organised and hosted by Christine Caldwell’s research group (many thanks to PhD […]

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