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Protest movements involving limited violence can sometimes be effective: Evidence from the 2020 BlackLivesMatter protests

11 April, 2022

A new Paper by PhD candidate Eric Shuman, Dr. Siwar Hasan Aslih and Prof. Eran Halperin, recently published in PNAS highlights the importance of considering multiple measures of protest effectiveness and suggests that mass protest (including when it mixes nonviolence and violence) can be effective at advancing the movement’s goals.

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Disengaging punishment avoidance is difficult for humans

12 September, 2021
Disengaging punishment avoidance is difficult for humans

It is known that compulsivity is linked to a problem in planning based on a cognitive map of the environment, which is necessary for predicting the consequences of our actions. Paul Sharp, from Dr. Eran Eldar’s lab, found that this problem is associated with a more fundamental impairment in learning the structure of cognitive maps. Paul demonstrated this impairment in three different experiments in collaboration with researchers from University College London.

See full article https://psyarxiv.com/63fq8/(The paper expected to be published at Psychological Medicine).