6:45 – 7:45 Research
- Continuing to read Conflict and Consensus
- Thus they bring us closer to a different conception of the role of the group. This is, that it mobilizes the intellectual and affective potentialities of each one of its members by making them participate in a collective action, not in order to increase cohesion, but to allow them to breach together the barrier of norms from which, if faced alone, they would recoil. (Page 41):
- Continuing to work on P&R Considered Harmful
- Discovered Kurt Lewin and his papers (and Principles of Topological Psychology). Downloaded Forces Behind Food Habits and Methods of Change – The Problem of Changing Food Habits and Group Decision and Social Change.
- This indicates that in case of an external request the wish to succeed or not to succeed depends largely upon whether or not the personal likes happen to be in line with the request. A group decision, on the other hand, seems to establish a sufficiently strong group goal to be accepted by the members in a way which overrules to a considerable degree personal taste.The motivation induced by group decision is higher than that of the request groups in spite of the fact that, in our sample, the preference for whole wheat is greater in the latter (average of 3.7 as compared with 2.9 on a 4-point scale).
- I found the second paper in a repo maintained by Jared Curhan at MIT
- Curhan specializes in the psychology of negotiation and conflict resolution. A recipient of support from the National Science Foundation, he has pioneered a social psychological approach to the study of “subjective value” in negotiation—that is, the feelings and judgments concerning the instrumental outcome, the process, the self, and the relationship. His research uses the Subjective Value Inventory (SVI; Curhan et al., 2006) to examine the precursors, processes, and long-term consequences of subjective value in negotiation. He also studies the dynamics of negotiation and brainstorming.
9:00 – BRI
- Starting to keep track of GeoMesa setup here
- Installing RocketChat. Need a host
- Helped Aaron with the Google CSE writeup for Gregg