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Adams, Reginald B.

Works: 17 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 1,597 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Thesis advisor
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Publications by Reginald B Adams
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Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Some things are funny -- jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed -- but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature -- aka natural selection -- cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor
Hito wa naze waraunoka : yūmoa ga sonzaisuru riyū ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Filozofia dowcipu : humor jako siła napędowa umysłu by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Polish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Special issue social visions dedicated to Nalini Ambady ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Face and word Laterality : Exploring the Connections by Jessica Scarbrough( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
For decades, researchers have demonstrated that the left hemisphere of the brain is lateralized for verbal stimuli processing such as words, whereas the right hemisphere is lateralized for non-verbal stimuli processing such as faces. Researchers used to think that the right hemisphere was relatively inactive and that the left hemisphere did most of the work; however, decades of research and the development of new research techniques have allowed researchers to recognize that both the left and the right hemispheres are very active. Our goal was to expand on the laterality literature, and delve into possible underlying connections for the lateralization effects. In the current study, we not only failed to replicate prior findings, but found an opposite effect
Effects of eye gaze and gender on deprecating humor by Cara Henry( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Attention to gender stereotypic expressions of threat : the interactive nature of gender and facial maturity by Anthony J Nelson( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reading between the lines of the face : the relationship between mentalizing and face memory by Robert G Franklin( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Funny stories : our humorous reappraisals by James Barrett( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Role of Holistic Processing in Perceived Attractiveness by Andrea Frank( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This thesis focuses on the concept of holistic processing and the disruption of it. It reviews the previous literature relating to holistic processing as it relates to symmetry and attractiveness. I hypothesize that when holistic processing is disrupted, faces will be perceived as more symmetrical and attractive. Furthermore, I apply this concept to in-group versus out-group attractiveness, with the prediction that individuals find out-group faces to be more symmetrical and attractive. In the experiment, in-group and out-group faces were artificially created by telling participants that they would be viewing faces of students and alumni from Penn State and the University of Michigan. In reality, these faces were from a data set that did not come from Penn State or the University of Michigan. The faces were presented in a randomized order with a randomized border of either Penn State or University of Michigan logos. The experiment consisted of two studies. In Study 1, participants rated faces on symmetry; and in Study 2, different participants rated faces on attractiveness. I expected differences in ratings of in-group and out-group, same-sex and opposite-sex faces. The results lean towards supporting my hypothesis, but they also show that the relationship between symmetry and attractiveness is more complex than previous research has claimed. Finally, I discuss the implications of this research and future research that can be done to build on my results
"What are we thinking?" versus "what are they thinking?" : social categorization and the intracultural advantage in mental state decoding by Michael T Stevenson( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The majority of social communication is conveyed through nonverbal behavior. Accordingly, nonverbal sensitivity is necessary for smooth communication and social adaptability. Interestingly, basic emotion perception has largely been shown to be universal across cultures, though small intracultural advantages have also been documented. Two theories may help explain these advantages. First, nonverbal behavior may carry with it cultural dialects, or small, physical differences in the expression of emotions and mental states that vary from one culture to the next that, coupled with culturally defined perceptual attunements to such features, may facilitate accurate decoding of same- versus other-culture members. Second, social categorization, the tendency to allocate more attentional resources to the processing of ingroup targets than to outgroup targets, may influence the ability to properly process emotional or mental state expressions. The present studies examine the latter route. It was found that, under certain conditions, the relative speed of categorization of a target as an outgroup versus an ingroup member was predictive of an ingroup advantage in mental state decoding. Methodological constraints and potential implications of this effect are discussed
Are they a threat? : the interplay of gaze direction, perceived emotion, and trait anxiety in attention across time by Jessica Deitzer( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mentalizing and its influence on face memory : a social cognitive and neural investigation by Robert G Franklin( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The link between processing faces and words by Katherine A Nelson( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Apparent motion via visual adaptation influences the detection of threat-related facial expressions by Maurice M Zhu( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Adams, Reginald
Adams, Reginald B.
Adams, Reginald B, Jr.
English (28)
Polish (2)
Japanese (2)
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