Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

Mood Riffs

  • Africa’s Concerning Disease Trend

    Africa’s Concerning Disease Trend

    Negative mood increases societies’ susceptibility to infectious disease.

     
  • In the Mood to Include

    In the Mood to Include

    Positive social mood continues to fuel expressions of inclusion in the U.S. and beyond.

     
  • Due Process, Towed Away

    Due Process, Towed Away

    Forbes magazine said that Venezuela’s Caracas Stock Market Index was “2018’s worst stock market performer in dollar terms, suffering a collapse of 94%.”

     
  • The Hermit Kingdom Strikes Back

    The Hermit Kingdom Strikes Back

    Socionomists have used South Korea’s KOSPI Index to measure social mood on the Korean Peninsula—and predict North Korea’s aggressive behavior.

     
  • Marijuana Remains in Legal Limbo

    Marijuana Remains in Legal Limbo

    History shows that social mood governs society’s tolerance for recreational drugs.

     
  • The European Parliament Could Look a Lot Different in Two Weeks

    The European Parliament Could Look a Lot Different in Two Weeks

    Who could have thought this is where Europe would be today? Ten years ago, socionomist Brian Whitmer warned of the emerging threats to Europe’s status quo.

     
  • Somebody Has to Pay for All That Traffic

    Somebody Has to Pay for All That Traffic

    An April 4 New York Times article cited various experts who believe congestion charges would be a good idea for Americans…

     
  • B(ea)T(le)S Mania!

    B(ea)T(le)S Mania!

    Korean boy-band BTS has logged three Number One entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart in only 11 months. The timing of BTS’ popularity is no coincidence…

     
  • Anti-Vaxx Fever

    Anti-Vaxx Fever

    For the first time, the World Health Organization has listed “vaccine hesitancy” among its annual list of top ten global health threats.

     
  • Will Tiger Surpass Jack Nicklaus’ Record?

    Will Tiger Surpass Jack Nicklaus’ Record?

    Tiger Woods’ triumph at the 2019 Masters was his first major tournament victory in 11 years, and from a socionomic standpoint, this timing is not a coincidence.