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Editor’s Selections: Casinos, Hazing, and Psychosis in the City

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Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week.

  • Why are casinos so good at taking your money? Sure, most of the games favor the house, but there’s more to it than that. Brad Voytek explains how casinos distract.
  • Hazing is a problem for many college, military, and other sorts of membership-based organizations. If we can better understand how and why hazing happens, Amie Gordon argues at Psych Your Mind, maybe we can begin to understand how to address the problem.
  • “Abundant evidence exists,” Sandeep Gautaum writes at The Mouse Trap, “that psychosis is more prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural areas.” Find out more about why this might be the case.

That’s it for this week… Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!

Jason G. Goldman About the Author: Dr. Jason G. Goldman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolutionary and developmental origins of the mind in humans and non-human animals. Jason is also an editor at ScienceSeeker and Editor of Open Lab 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow on . Follow on Twitter @jgold85.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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