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  • [Article] Shechtman Scaled Walls of Skepticism En Route to Nobel Prize

    [Article] Shechtman Scaled Walls of Skepticism En Route to Nobel Prize

    New science breaks old paradigms. “[Daniel Shechtman] discovered a type of crystal that contains spiral arrangements and is governed by Fibonacci mathematics. Initially believed impossible…”

     
  • [Article] PhiMatrix Brings Phi to Life

    [Article] PhiMatrix Brings Phi to Life

    Phi (or the Golden Ratio) appears in everything from atoms to Elliott Waves. What is this unique equation? Find out in The Socionomist.

     
  • [Video] Prechter on Neurobiology: Fighting, Fleeing, Flocking, etc.

    [Video] Prechter on Neurobiology: Fighting, Fleeing, Flocking, etc.

    Prechter’s socionomics explains how and why our brains make it so hard to buy low and sell high

     
  • [Article] Are Crowds Wise—or Mad?

    [Article] Are Crowds Wise—or Mad?

    “The wisdom of crowd effect” does exist — as long as a crowd’s members do not interact. As soon as members know what other members think, they cease to act independently. They begin to follow what the group does, even to their detriment.

     
  • [Article] The Sunspot Cycle and Stocks

    [Article] The Sunspot Cycle and Stocks

    Why does the stock market typically peak before sunspots do? One very plausible explanation is that the collective tendency to speculate peaks out along with the rate of change in sunspot activity.

     
  • [Article] Did U C New Studies? Tweets N Blogs Predict Equity Prices!!

    [Article] Did U C New Studies? Tweets N Blogs Predict Equity Prices!!

    Recently published and preliminary work from researchers at four universities indicate that trends in social mood as displayed in social media predict price moves in the stock market. The studies provide important further evidence of the socionomic hypothesis: that changes in states of unconscious social mood precede—because they motivate—changes in the stock market and other social events.

     
  • [Blog] Measles Outbreak: Symptom of a Major Trend Change?

    [Blog] Measles Outbreak: Symptom of a Major Trend Change?

    We published that first issue of The Socionomist in the midst of a major market change. Each month since then, our team has helped subscribers “immunize” themselves against the social mood changes that drive the financial markets and other social events.

     
  • [Video] How Alan Greenspan Inadvertently Inspired a Computer Scientist to Observe Social Mood

    [Video] How Alan Greenspan Inadvertently Inspired a Computer Scientist to Observe Social Mood

    How does a scholar uncover a great research idea?

     
  • [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    John Casti’s just-published book, Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers, continues to bring socionomics to the attention of the academic media. Two of the world’s most prestigious science journals published lengthy reviews of the socionomic hypothesis in their September issues. One write-up was favorable toward Dr. Casti’s book and socionomics, the other less so.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics in a Snap

    [Article] Socionomics in a Snap

    Read an in-depth interview with Robert R. Prechter, Jr., founder of the Socionomics Institute. “I always feel that it’s taking too long for people to discover socionomics. But when I review the latest developments, I realize that progress is coming along nicely.”