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Thursday, November 30, 20061164923417

Growing Pack Behavior in Juvenile Homo Sapiens

I threw together this presentation, entitled Growing Pack Behavior in Juvenile Homo Sapiens -- or -- Making Kids Play Nice for an in-class presentation today presentation.



Enjoy!



Putting Humanity, and Schools, in Context



We're the Cooperative Ones



But not Buffalos, Apparently



See also Curtis's stuff



Schools as Gardens



An Obvious Polymorphism



Guess which one wasn't in our text?



An absolute majority of people are Wary Cooperators



Free-Riders Go Home!



Ways of Influencing Peer Pressure



Exploit Social Bonds



Little Kids



Bigger Kids



What Changes During School



The Conclusion


Feed-back?

Comments

great Xmas movie quote:

'A + + +! O, Ralphie!'

but no pertinent feedback.

any interesting responses in class?

Posted by: Sean | Thursday, November 30, 2006

How long before it clicked with someone that you manipulated them into pro-social behaviors ? ;O)

" Mr. tdaxp, I think that's....HEY!!!"

Posted by: mark safranski | Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sean,

Thanks for the props! There was an interesting discussion on the moral implications of moving people away from altruism towards wary cooperation.

"Altruism" as second-order free-riding is an important realization, and one that takes a while to sink in.

Mark,

Curtis thought something similar [1]

It would be interesting to see how students with metacognition react to this sort of manipulation...


[1] http://www.phaticcommunion.com/archives/2006/11/reflecting_on_r.php

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Friday, December 01, 2006

Henceforth, I will leave only bare comments on TDAXP and reserve the longer comments for Phatic Communion!

Thanks for the link, Dan! I've left another as a trackback...

Posted by: Curtis Gale Weeks | Friday, December 01, 2006

Curtis,

I responded [1], but twice, accidentally! :-)

I agree with your comments on blogspirit -- check out the Jim River Reports from the latter part of today [2]

[1] http://www.phaticcommunion.com/archives/2006/12/gardens_for_chi.php
[2] http://www.jimriverreport.com/archive/jim_river_report_20061201.html

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Friday, December 01, 2006

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