Pro Wrestling Predicts a Bigger Smackdown?

by Robert Folsom on June 25, 2014

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People keep coming back. Forty of the attendees of the 2014 Social Mood Conference were joining us for their second, third and even fourth time. (The quote above is from a third-timer!) Attendees of this year’s conference gave high marks to the scientists, authors and experts who spoke; to the quality of their presentations; and [...]

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Marijuana Stocks: “Tokin’ Bull,” and Why Wall Street Is “Slow on the Uptake”

May 5, 2014

By Vadim Pokhlebkin Fri, 02 May 2014 17:00:00 ET Dave Allman, who has worked closely with Bob Prechter for 30+ years, calls himself our “resident skeptic.” Why? Because you can spend a week researching an idea — only to have Dave take one look at your “evidence” and say, “So what?” The cold-shower feeling you [...]

Q&A: Kishida on How We Make Decisions

March 21, 2014

Kenneth Kishida wants to know what happens in your brain when you make decisions. The research scientist from the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and Computational Psychiatry Unit at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will discuss his pioneering work on human decision-making at the upcoming Social Mood Conference on April 5. His talk will cover insights about [...]

Q&A: Moat on Why Big Data is a Big Deal

March 20, 2014

Big Data is changing the way social scientists understand human behavior. Dr. Suzy Moat’s pioneering work in this field seeks to understand what our everyday actions on the Internet can tell us about how we make decisions and plan for the future. The Warwick Business School professor’s cutting-edge research has garnered international acclaim, including features [...]

Q&A: Lampert on the Perks of Being a Contrarian

March 13, 2014

Researcher and lecturer to speak at 4th Annual Social Mood Conference Matt Lampert is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology. Lampert served as the associate director of the Socionomics Institute before becoming the Institute’s first research fellow and enrolling at Cambridge. SF: [...]

Q&A: Hall on the Future of Technology

March 13, 2014

Writer, lecturer and expert socionomist to speak at 4th Annual Social Mood Conference Alan Hall is a long-time contributor to The Socionomist. His research has covered an impressive swath of human social behavior, including studies on health, authoritarianism, Russia, the environmental movement and the work of Pablo Picasso.   SF: Is there a tenet of [...]

Q&A: Brudermann on Moving from the Individual to the Herd

March 13, 2014

Author, crowd psychology expert and systems scientist to speak at 4th Annual Social Mood Conference  Dr. Thomas Brudermann’s 2010 book tackled the dynamics of crowd psychology that emerge in contexts where people are guided by the whims of the herd instead of facts, figures and purely rational choice. At the conference, he plans to discuss [...]

Enter the “Safe Zone” for Intelligent, Unorthodox Research & Ideas

March 3, 2014

Orthodoxy is like very powerful glue: A small bit in the right place will keep things from falling apart. But if you apply too much — or put it in the wrong place — then the glue actually becomes destructive. In turn, too much orthodoxy can ruin and waste ideas, opportunities, time, even people. The [...]

Q&A: Brochstein Capitalizes on Cannabis

February 25, 2014

Learn how pot investors herd – just like all investors – at the 4th Annual Social Mood Conference in Atlanta Once there was the Gold Rush in the western United States. Now that states have begun legalizing marijuana use, there’s the Green Rush. Alan Brochstein, CFA, started focusing on stocks in the cannabis industry a [...]