Nicolas Guéguen is a researcher in human behaviour
who runs curious and somehow whimsical experiments. With the help of a small army of "confederates", he studies the effects of various stimuli, including dogs
, fireman uniforms
, bust size (inflatable)
, hair color
etc. on the courtship, sexual, helping, chivalrous, tipping, buying, hiring, compliance or eating behaviour of unsuspecting victims. Because not all experiments are successful, he has also published one failure
in the Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis
Selected papers are listed below the fold. [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on May 17, 2013 -
"John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters
, beginning during their courtship in 1762 and continuing throughout John's political career. These warm and informative letters include John's descriptions of the Continental Congress and his impressions of Europe while he served in various diplomatic roles, as well as Abigail's updates about their family, farm, and news of the Revolution's impact on the Boston area." The Adams Electronic Archive has transcripts [example
] as well as high-resolution scans [example
] of the letters. You may be familiar with some snippets of their correspondence from the movie musical "1776" ("Til Then"
and "Yours, Yours, Yours"
scenes on YouTube).
posted by amyms
on Sep 30, 2007 -