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contends, third, that as individuals we have to come to terms with the subjectivity which is constituted by, and is constituted out of, these wide-ranging and, presumably often con icting, feelings. Borrowing BOOK REVIEW 205 extensively at this stage from the work of Damasio, her premise is that it is

Alain Samson

well as social practices aimed at the maintenance of harmony (see Nisbett, 2003). This “normative layer” is important, because the understanding of different subjectivities can also contribute to the opposite: an appreciation of objectivity and the derivation of a law of non contradiction (Nisbett

Leonardo Toledo Miranda Inácio-Barbosa, Fernanda Teixeira, Vivian Maia Reis, Luis Otávio de Marins Ribeiro, Alfredo Nazareno Pereira Boente and Maira Monteiro Fróes

protocol we have developed. This strategy minimized the subjective unspecific variability expected when participants are responsible for rating. In fact, unspecific variability has been reduced to the conceptual and analytic design, made uniform to all participants. The reasons why scaling in the process

Niels Johannsen, John McGraw and Andreas Roepstorff

many different cultural settings inflict serious pain on themselves in collectively staged rituals? By combining ethnographic fieldwork, subjective self-reports and economic experiments, the authors suggest that extreme rituals constitute a particular technology directed at social relations at a

Thomas Abel

to them. For their diary entries, they were instructed to record topics in their own long or short phrases, in everyday terms. Dates, times and conversation participants were also recorded. 2.4 Diary Data Analysis Qualitative, subjective methods were later applied to the analysis of log

Kenneth Livingston

ordinary patterns of sensorimotor and cognitive control. Subjectively, the seizure sufferer may experience a complete loss of consciousness at the height of the event, although many have intermittent but clear memories of sensations, perceptions, and images during the phase of greatest neural disturbance

Daniel Fessler

subjective reality. However, noting that it is not difficult to discern familiar emotions in ethnographic accounts of ostensibly exotic cultures, some evolutionary psychologists dismiss this position as much ado about nothing. Such a move entails substantial liabilities, for it results in a failure to

Kateryna Maltseva

endorsement with education levels, socio-economical status, various psychological, professional and political dispositions and the effect of values congruence on individual subjective well-being levels (Kashima et al., 1999 ; Phalet and Schönpflug, 2001 ; Stromberg and Boehnke, 2001 ; Kasser et al., 2002

Julia A. Maddison and Michael Doebeli

this objective is to acknowledge the difficulties in categorizing cultural traits because of the subjectiveness of such a categorization, and to explore possible solutions to this problem. We use the words “categories” and “topics” interchangeably, both referring to the semantic categories which

David Spurrett

us that the (relative) subjective values of rewards that differ in various ways, including their type or reward modality, are consistently associated with quantitative differences in neural activity in the same brain areas. The qualifier ‘relative’ is because it seems increasingly clear that neural