News tagged with punishments

Targeted video surveillance in the soccer stadium

At the end of 2012 the German Soccer League's paper on safety was adopted. It envisages, among other things, improving video surveillance in stadiums. The second-generation Vigilant Eye System can help achieve this aim. This ...

dateFeb 20, 2013 in Engineering
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Evolving righteousness in a corrupt world

Initially cooperative societies devolve toward corruption, but introducing small "payments" in conjunction with punishment can lead to stable, righteous societies, according to a modeling study published Sep. 12 in the open ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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How do political parties influence you?

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage on May 9 of this year, the Twitterverse went into overdrive. Social media analysts reported that Twitter saw 1.6 million #gaymarriage tweets immediately ...

dateSep 03, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Punishment motivated by fairness, not revenge

Researchers at UCL (University College London) and Harvard University have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge.

dateJul 17, 2012 in Social Sciences
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