Nov
      12

      Coding Criteria

      During the month of October, I really buckled down when it came to coding, and I successfully completed four out of the five of my interviews I am planning on using. As I’ve been coding, I’ve realized that it is essential that I create some kind of “coding guidelines” to make sure that my classifications…
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      Nov
      06

      Embracing the unexpected

      One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned in doing research these past months is that some of the most significant research discoveries come from things that you least expect. Instead of chalking up the new twists and turns in my research to “luck,” I’m coming to realize that I need to tap into even…
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      Nov
      06

      Belated October Update

      Hello all! Please excuse the delayed update for October. The month flew by with lots of experiments working towards finishing up a paper by the end of the semester. As per usual, I had lots of timepoints (and therefore a few weekends in lab). I was able to run some experiments comparing various types of…
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      Nov
      05

      Why Should We Believe that Egoism is Self-Effacing?

      Collective action dilemmas have always presented a problem for theories of rationality, but they seem to present a much greater problem for ethical egoism. The existence of collective action dilemmas shows that the actions which self-interest theories of rationality claim are justified lead to disastrous consequences when generalized, but the problem is worse for ethical…
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      Nov
      03

      Emotion Expression – November Blog Post

      Danny McNeil November Blog Post