Nicholas Stock


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Recent Publications
Compassion, Pride, and Social Intuitions of Self-other Similarity.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 98, No. 4, pg. 618-630, 2010. Christopher Oveis, E.J. Horberg, Dacher Keltner Compassion and pride serve contrasting social functions: Compassion motivates care-taking behavior, whereas pride enables the signaling and negotiation of rank within social hierarchies. Across 3 studies...
Questions on Ethics for Research in the Virtually Connected World
Social Networks, doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2009.11.003, 2010. Bettina Hoser, Tanja Nitschke In this paper the need of awareness for and even of change in the rules of how we conduct ourselves as researchers and participants in the virtual worlds of the internet is proposed. The focus of this paper is on the ethics...
Think Globally, Act Locally: Collective Consent and the Ethics of Knowledge Production
International Social Science Journal, Vol. 60, No. 195, Pg. 125-133, 2010. Maui Hudson Ethical review is an integral part of the process of developing research and considering issues associated with the production of knowledge. It is part of a system that primarily legitimises western traditions of inquiry and reinforces western...
Diversity in the person, diversity in the group: Challenges of identity complexity for social perception and social interaction
European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 1, Pg. 1-16, 2010. Galen V. Bodenhausen Social psychological research is increasingly coming to grips with the complexity of social identity within the individual, both from the perspective of perceivers trying to form impressions and make judgments about multiply categorizable...
Beyond the information given: The power of a belief in self-interest
European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 1, Pg. 26-34, 2010. Joel H. K. Vuolevi, Paul A. M. Van Lange How do we interpret other's behavior when we lack important pieces of information? Do we give the other the benefit of the doubt, believing that the other behaves in a fair manner? Or do we fill in the blanks...
Psychological mechanisms underlying support for juvenile sex offender registry laws: prototypes, moral outrage, and perceived threat
Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Vol. 28, No. 1, Pg. 58-83, 2010. Jessica M. Salerno, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Margaret C. Stevenson, Tisha R. A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, Roberto Vaca Jr., Pamela S. Pimentel In three studies, we investigated support for applying sex offender registry laws to juveniles. Family law attorneys...
Emotions in Action through the Looking Glass
Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 1, Pg. 3-29, 2010. Corrado Sinigaglia , Laura Sparaci The paper aims at highlighting how our primary understanding of others' actions is rooted in the mirror mechanism. To this end, the anatomical architecture of the mirror neuron system for action will be outlined...
Integrity and Fragmentation
Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 27, No. 1, Pg. 2-14, 2010. John Cottingham The virtue of integrity does not appear explicitly in either the Aristotelian or the Judaeo-Christian list of virtues, but elements of both ethical systems implicitly acknowledge the importance of a unified and integrated life. This paper...
ADAM SMITH AND THE GREAT MIND FALLACY
Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 27, No. 1, pg. 276-304. James R. Otteson Adam Smith raised a series of obstacles to effective large-scale social planning. In this paper, I draw these Smithian obstacles together to construct what I call the “Great Mind Fallacy,” or the belief that there exists some person or...
Feminism, Property in the Person and Concepts of Self
British Journal of Politics & International Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1, Pg. 56-71. Janice Richardson In this article, I examine the role of the fiction of property in the person in recent feminist debate, comparing Carole Pateman's position with those who are more sympathetic to the image of contract for feminist/anti-racist political...
Nature of the Interactions among Organizational Commitments: Complementary, Competitive or Synergistic?
British Journal of Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, Pg. 431-447. Russell E. Johnson , Kyle W. Groff , Meng U. Taing Although organizational commitment is a multidimensional construct, researchers have tended to examine the independent effects of its different forms. However, doing so creates potential problems of model...
The Social Dynamics and Durability of Moral Boundaries
Sociological Forum, Vol. 24, No. 4, Pg. 854 - 876. Keith R. Brown Moral boundaries are often conceptualized as an expression of an individual's identity or belief system. However, social forces greatly influence how and when consumers activate moral boundaries. Utilizing a dramaturgical perspective...
The Ontology of Action: Arendt and the Role of Narrative
Theory & Event, Vol. 12, No. 4. Leslie Paul Thiele Hannah Arendt is best known for her trenchant analysis and original evaluation of political life. The sine qua non of politics is human action, which she celebrates above all other human capacities. Arendt equates action with freedom...
Biography and Historiography: Mutual Evidentiary and Interdisciplinary Considerations
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 40, No. 3, Pg. 305-324. Robert I Rotberg Biography is history, depends on history, and strengthens and enriches history. In turn, all history is biography. History could hardly exist without biographical insights—without the texture of human endeavor that emanates from a full...
Biography as History: A Personal Reflection
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 40, No. 3, Pg. 399-412. Stanley Wolpert History has illuminated every field of human endeavor—science as well as the arts—embracing countless modern disciplines, expanding its focus on change over time to comprehend entire nations, cultures, and civilizations, each far more...
Why did I do this?: Understanding leadership behavior through a dynamic five-factor model of leadership
Journal of Leadership Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 41-52. Stefan Seiler, Andres C. Pfister Leadership theories referring to complex adaptive system theory (CAS) describe leadership as a dynamic process of interdependent, cooperating agents. However, research on leadership behavior focuses mainly on the leader...
Socratic Political Philosophy in Xenophon's Symposium
American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 54, No. 1, Pg. 140-152, 2009. Thomas L. Pangle This interpretative commentary recovers the largely overlooked significance of a work that illuminates, by portraying in a subtle comic drama, the new perspective on existence, the new way of life, that Socrates introduced in and through...
Moral Testimony and Moral Epistomology
Ethics, Vol. 120, No. 1, pg. 94–127, 2009. Alison Hill I am going to defend pessimism about moral testimony; that is, I am going to argue that there are circumstances in which you have no reason to trust moral testimony (in fact, you have reason not to put your trust in it), even if your interlocutor...
Contributions of Societal Modernity to Cognitive Development: A Comparison of Four Cultures
Child Development, Vol. 80, No. 6, Pages 1628 - 1642. Mary Gauvain, Robert L. Munroe This study examined how societal changes associated with modernization are related to cognitive development. Data were from 4 cultural communities that represented a broad range of traditional and modern elements: the Garifuna...
Measuring the Outcomes of Leadership Development Programs
Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, pg. 184-196. Alice M. Black, Garee W. Earnest The lack of research evaluating the outcomes of leadership development programs and the lack of a suitable evaluation instrument are evident in the literature. This study represents the first attempt at providing a comprehensive...
When do Opportunities become Trade-offs for Social Movement Organizations? Assessing Media Impact in the Global Human Rights Movement
Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1087-1114. Kathleen R. Rodgers This paper explores the dilemmas that social movement organizations face as they seek to conform to institutional norms in order to expand their media influence. In particular, I examine the similarity of strategic decision-making...
We have never been postmodern: Latour, Foucault and the material of knowledge
Contemporary Political Theory, Vol. 8, No. 4, pg. 435-454. Susan Hekman In We Have Never Been Modern Bruno Latour challenges the intellectual community to find an alternative to modernism that does not privilege either the discursive or the material in the construction of knowledge. A central aspect of his thesis...
Is Moral Theory Harmful in Practice?—Relocating Anti-theory in Contemporary Ethics
Ethical Theory and Practice, Vol. 12, No. 5, 539-553. Nora Hämäläinen In this paper I discuss the viability of the claim that at least some forms of moral theory are harmful for sound moral thought and practice. This claim was put forward by e.g. Elisabeth Anscombe (1981(1958)) and by Annette Baier, Peter...
How Ethical Theory Can Improve Practice: Lessons from Abu Ghraib
Ethical Theory and Practice, Vol. 12, No. 5, 555-568. Nancy E. Snow Abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq confront us with the question of how seemingly ordinary soldiers could have perpetrated harms against prisoners. In this essay I argue that a Stoic approach to the virtues can provide a bulwark against...
Responsibility and the Brain Sciences
Ethical Theory and Practice, Vol. 12, No. 5, 511-524. Felipe De Brigard, Eric Mandelbaum, David Ripley Some theorists think that the more we get to know about the neural underpinnings of our behaviors, the less likely we will be to hold people responsible for their actions. This intuition has driven some...
What’s in a name? Subliminally activating trusting behavior
DOI:10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.10.002. Li Huang , J. Keith Murnighan Because the choice to trust is inherently risky, people naturally assess others’ trustworthiness before they engage in trusting actions. The research reported here suggests that the trust development process may start before...
Controversy: three papers on the psychological maturity of adolescents relating to their ability to make reproductive decisions
American Psychologist, Vol. 64, No. 7, pg. 583-594; American Psychologist, Vol. 64, No. 7, pg. 595-600; American Psychologist, Vol. 64, No. 7, pg. 601-604. Are Adolescents Less Mature Than Adults? Minors' Access to Abortion, the Juvenile Death Penalty, and the Alleged APA “Flip-Flop” Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Cauffman, Jennifer Woolard, Sandra Graham and Marie Banich The American Psychological Association's...
Emotional expression of capacity and trustworthiness in humor and in social dilemmas
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 5, pg. 396-397. Norman P. Li, and Daniel Balliet Humor and social dilemmas are two disparate areas that have been linked to emotions. However, they tend to have been studied apart from considerations of emotion and emotional expression. We provide an overview of how...
Constructive Empiricism and Deflationary Truth
Philosophy of Science, Vol. 76, No. 4, pg. 423–443, 2009 Jamin Asay Constructive empiricists claim to offer a reconstruction of the aim and practice of science without adopting all the metaphysical commitments of scientific realism. Deflationists about truth boast of the ability to offer a full account of the...
Pathways to Meaning: A New Approach to Studying Emotions at Work
American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 115, No. 2, 327–364. Don Grant, Alfonso Morales, Jeffrey J. Sallaz Research on the emotional consequences of interactive service work remains inconclusive in large part because scholars have not analyzed the mechanisms that lead frontline employees to adopt the meanings disseminated...
The False Enforcement of Unpopular Norms
American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 115, No. 2, 451–490. Robb Willer, Ko Kuwabara, Michael W. Macy Prevailing theory assumes that people enforce norms in order to pressure others to act in ways that they approve. Yet there are numerous examples of “unpopular norms” in which people compel each other to do things...
Blogging for democracy: deliberation, autonomy, and reasonableness in the blogosphere
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 3, pg. 443-468. John W. Maynor This paper critically examines the rising popularity of blogging in the US as a new kind of public space that has the potential to extend and deepen the way in which we interact and engage each other in political discourse. To proponents...
The 'Bush Doctrine' as a hegemonic discourse strategy
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 3, pg. 377 - 398. Mark Rigstad Even if preventive military counter-terrorism may sometimes be ethically justifiable, it remains an open question whether the Bush Doctrine presented a discursively coherent account of the relevant normative conditions. With a view towards...
The personal and the political: forgiveness and reconciliation in restorative justice
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 3, pg. 399-423. Ari Kohen At the center of this paper are three questions: in the absence of a religious worldview, can one gain access to the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation, can reconciliation be achieved in the absence of forgiveness or does the former...
Proactivity Directed Toward the Team and Organization: The Role of Leadership, Commitment and Role-breadth Self-efficacy
British Journal of Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, Pg. 279 - 291. Karoline Strauss , Mark A. Griffin and Alannah E. Rafferty Employees' proactive behaviour is increasingly important for organizations seeking to adapt in uncertain economic environments. This study examined the link between leadership and proactive...
Is self-esteem a universal need? Evidence from The People's Republic of China
Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 12, No. 2, Pg. 104 - 120. Huajian Cai , Qiuping Wu , Jonathon D. Brown In a provocative article, Heine et al. concluded that self-esteem needs are less important in collectivistic, East Asian countries than in individualistic, Western ones. Their conclusion was based, in part...
What motivates repayment? Neural correlates of reciprocity in the Trust Game
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 3, pg. 294-304. Wouter van den Bos, Eric van Dijk, Michiel Westenberg, Serge A.R.B. Rombouts, Eveline A. Cron Reciprocity of trust is important for social interaction and depends on individual differences in social value orientation (SVO). Here, we examined the neural...
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