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The “WE” Generation and the Future of Politics

Are you as fed up with our broken political system as I am?  Do you yearn for a social movement that shatters issue siloes of the past, creates hope for a positive future, and transcends the narrowness of political discourse in the United States?  Perhaps you should watch this video: We are in the midst […]

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In Praise of Shared Outrage

“We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity and opportunity for all.” These were the words of Lord Brian Griffiths, Goldman Sachs international adviser, when he spoke at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral last fall. With inequality at historic levels here in the United States and around the world, it’s a […]

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How Video Games Pave the Way to Solving Global Problems

Check this out: This is a great example of how cognitive science is creating a revolution in the ways we think about solving problems.

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Creating a 21st Century Social Change Organization

Times are changing rapidly and so must our organizational forms.  This is why we are doing things differently at Cognitive Policy Works.  We recognize the need to collaborate on a massive scale, which is why our organization is growing as a network that intersects with social businesses, government agencies, and non-profits through a disperse set […]

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Best of the Web – March 1, 2010

Here’s a list of our ten favorite articles and videos about cognitive science, culture, politics, and social movements: The Science (Fiction) of Embodied Cognition – Very insightful breakdown of the movie Avatar through the lens of cognitive science. Loss Aversion – Fascinating, accurate summary about recent developments in neuroscience and decision-making. In Defense of Distraction […]

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Close-Text Analysis: Using Lists to Expand Meaning

In this article, Eric Haas introduces a set of tools commonly used in frame analysis, giving particular emphasis to the study of written text and the power of lists for shaping how a political issue is understood.  Lists are a common and powerful way to promote a worldview.  This is the first in a series […]

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