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By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: March 13, 2013
Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.
By David Canter | Published: March 12, 2013
Many fictional accounts of working undercover suggest it is just one long adventure. That is a portrayal by actors, who live to act as if they are someone else. They never suffer the consequences.
By David Canter | Published: February 15, 2013
Recent publications have encouraged me not to keep quiet about this any longer. Now is the time to explain why I find the term ‘profiling’ so problematic yet get stuck with using it.
By Social Science Bites | Published: January 4, 2013
Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, the Nobel-prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, talks to Nigel Warburton about biases in our reasoning.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: November 8, 2012
New research finds that offering people money makes them less likely to correctly infer another person’s emotional state.
By Social Science Bites | Published: October 1, 2012
What can psychology tell us about morality? Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind, discusses the place of rationality in our moral judgements in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.
By David Canter | Published: August 20, 2012
The value of Randomised Controlled Trials in very specific contexts cannot be denied, but imperialist claims for its universal applicability and its use as a bench mark for all other studies needs to be challenged.
By christianjarrett | Published: August 17, 2012
An uncanny number of psychology findings manage to scrape into statistical significance
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: July 25, 2012
Two studies of Virginia Tech students provide information on the likelihood and treatment of stress-related psychological symptoms following a mass shooting.