Steve Buscemi – The Definition of Cool

The Study Buddies - Wyatt+

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This is the first episode of the Podcast we recorded. In it, we learn why “Cool” means what it does. Then we examine how people change their behavior depending on who they interact with, through the lens of accommodation theory.


References from this Episode

Dar-Nimrod, I., Hansen, I. G., Proulx, T., Lehman, D. R., Chapman, B. P., & Duberstein, P. R. (2012). Coolness: An empirical investigation. Journal of Individual Differences, 33(3), 175-185.

Giles, H., Coupland, N., & Coupland, J. (1991). Accommodation theory: Communication, context, and consequence. In H. Giles, J. Coupland, & N. Coupland (Eds.), Studies in emotion and social interaction. Contexts of accommodation: Developments in applied sociolinguistics (pp. 1-68). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press; Paris, France: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme.

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