The Bias Virus

Here is an article written by my daughter Aspen for her psych class. The instructor liked it so much that he put it up on the blog.

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Bias virus imageNearly every parent can remember a time when their child wanted to wear a certain outfit or eat a certain food because “that’s what mommy and daddy do.” It’s no question that kids are copy cats.

However, kids may pick up on much more than just eating habits. A recent study shows that children can actually “catch” social bias from adults, even when they don’t openly say anything biased.

Kids in this study watched videos in which adults showed positive gestures (such as smiling and leaning in) to one woman and negative gestures (such as scowling and leaning away) to another woman. Although the words that were spoken between the adults and the women were the same, the kids still showed a strong preference for the woman the adults were nice to. Not only that, but this preference actually carried over to the best friend of the woman, suggesting that…

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Storm’s Childe 5 – Great Things

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Amelia was still having second thoughts and regrets when they ported to the Falkreath Sanctuary. She had killed innocents before; it was part of the job. Why did Tova Shatter-Shield’s murder bother her so? For the first time since Speaker Terenus had approached her years ago, Amelia wondered if she might be doing the wrong thing. She was a vampire; killing was what she did. And she was a damn good assassin. But could she ever hope for redemption? She had accepted that she would go to the void upon death, but what if she would rather go to Dibella’s realm instead? Dibella had once told Amelia She loved her. Did She still love her, or had She abandoned her when she had joined the Brotherhood? And if she did stay with the Brotherhood, what if she choked?

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Cheese and Cabbage for Everyone!

With old Skyrim it was just cheese. But I’ve gotten to know Uncle Sheo a bit more, and I’ve learned he’s particularly fond of cabbage too, apparently. So I thought, why not? Heimskr won’t mind a collection of cheese and cabbage, would he? So far he hasn’t complained, but the hubby thinks I’m insane.

 

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