Aug 9 2012
- A new issue of The New School Psychology Bulletin is out.
- The paradox of popular psychology: Samuel McNerney on the irrationality of irrationality.
- From Arena, John Cash on obedience to authority and its discontents.
- Psychology and its discontents: We see an area in the brain “light up” when we think about a topic, and assume we know something about thought — but what, exactly?
- Decisions, decisions: Why humans can’t seem to make the “right” choices.
- Are people probabilistically challenged? Alex Stein reviews Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.
- Are we systematically biases against changing the status quo? Nick Bostrom discusses this tendency and its implications when it comes to making decisions about cognitive enhancement.
- Is crazy the new normal? We are at risk of turning everyday struggles into illnesses, according to prominent U.S. psychiatrist, Allen Frances.
- George Miller, who wrote the almost-magical essay “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two”, dies.