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Why Russians Don’t Get Depressed | Wired Science | Wired.com
Here’s where the cultural differences became clear. When Russians engaged in brooding self-analysis, they were much more likely to engage in self-distancing, or looking at the past experience from the detached perspective of someone else. Instead of reliving their confused and visceral feelings, they reinterpreted the negative memory , which helped them make sense of it. According to the researchers, this led to significantly less “emotional distress” among the Russian subjects. (It also made them less likely to blame another person for the event.) Furthermore, the habit of self-distancing seemed to explain the striking differences in depressive symptoms between Russian and Americans. Brooding wasn’t the problem. Instead, it was brooding without self-distance
psychology  depression  russia  culture  self-analysis  distance  near-far 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Cyber Warriors - The Atlantic (March 2010)
When will China emerge as a military threat to the U.S.? In most respects the answer is: not anytime soon—China doesn’t even contemplate a time it might challenge America directly. But one significant threat already exists: cyberwar. Attacks—not just from China but from Russia and elsewhere—on America’s electronic networks cost millions of dollars and could in the extreme cause the collapse of financial life, the halt of most manufacturing systems, and the evaporation of all the data and knowledge stored on the Internet.
cyberwar  war  internet  china  russia  technology  hacking  computers  politics 
february 2010 by tsuomela
The Core comes with competing rule sets (Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog)
But more than that, I want America to act its age and recognize its progeny in globalization and to think long and hard about casually trashing any of that amazing legacy out of temporary fears better managed by cooler heads. We've worked ourselves into a bit of a strategic tie-down here. We won't be unwinding that position for quite some time, unless we're willing to trash those efforts (ill advised). The manner in which we achieved this tie down (stubborn unilateralism) has created a very bad example, which, unfortunately but hardly to our surprise, Russia is following in its usual way
america  foreign-policy  military  russia 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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