Paul C. Brewer

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Public opinion research demonstrates that citizens’ opinions depend on elite rhetoric and interpersonal conversations. Yet, we continue to have little idea about how these two forces interact with one another. In this article, we address this issue by experimentally examining how interpersonal conversations affect (prior) elite framing effects. We find that(More)
Object video virtual video (OVVV) is a publicly available visual surveillance simulation test bed based on a commercial game engine. The tool simulates multiple synchronized video streams from a variety of camera configurations, including static, PTZ and omni-directional cameras, in a virtual environment populated with computer or player controlled humans(More)
Precipitation pulses in arid ecosystems can lead to temporal asynchrony in microbial and plant processing of nitrogen (N) during drying/wetting cycles causing increased N loss. In contrast, more consistent availability of soil moisture in mesic ecosystems can synchronize microbial and plant processes during the growing season, thus minimizing N loss. We(More)
While students of political tolerance often view tolerance decisions as a trade-off between opposing values (civil liberties versus other values), there have been few explicit attempts to formulate and test such a multiple-values model. With rare exception, researchers typically examine linkages between tolerance judgments and a single value constellation(More)
Professors Peter Feaver, Christopher Gelpi, and Jason Reifler’s theory of the determinants of public support for war has received a great deal of attention among academics, journalists, and policymakers. They argue that support for war hinges on initial support for military action and the belief in the success of the war. In this review, we take a critical(More)
Both the Hofstede and GLOBE national culture studies embody a time oriented dimension: Long Term Orientation (LTO) and Future Orientation (FO) respectively. Whilst the two dimensions and their scores are often treated as equivalent in cross cultural studies, there are important differences between them. This ambiguity as to equivalence and differences is(More)
A 3-year-old child had been born with an extensive vascular lesion that was clinically and histologically consistent with a port wine stain. Between the ages of six months and three years the lesion showed a remarkable degree of spontaneous resolution. This degree of improvement is exceptional after the age of six months and is documented photographically(More)
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