Psychology

Debunked?

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous by Gabrielle Glaser. Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. More.

Love

Love in the Time of Individualism by Julie Beck. Two new books explore America’s changing romantic landscape. More.

Doomed

Our Civiliation is Doomed! by Nigel Barber. What gets us in the end is surprisingly simple and frighteningly obvious. More.

Stereotypes

Myths and Truths about Successful CEOs by Ray Williams. How CEO stereotypes persist despite contrary evidence. More.

Untangling

Untangling the Complicated, Controversial Legacy of Sigmund Freud by Cody Delistraty. How does a man whose ideas have been widely debunked by his successors hold onto this much cultural influence? More.

Nicer

Atheists Are Nicer to Christians Than Christians Are to Atheists, Says New Study by Paul Ratner. A new study by psychologists at Ohio University found that atheists are nicer to Christians than the other way around. The study, however, discovered […]

Turn On

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office by Emma Hogan. The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. More.

Infidelity

Why Happy People Cheat by Esther Perel. A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity. More.

Research

Don’t Think Too Positive by Gabriele Oettingen. Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does? More.

Diversity

Diversity Includes Intellectual Diversity by Glenn Geher. Diversity Includes Intellectual Diversity. More. Related: The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond by Quillette Magazine. See here.

Philosopher

Freud the Philosopher by David Livingstone Smith. Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism. More.

Destroyed?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? by Jean M. Twenge. More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. More.

Bully

A Demagogic Bully by Mark Pulliam. The Southern Poverty Law Center demonizes respectable political opponents as “hate groups”—and keeps its coffers bulging. More.

Microaggressions

Microaggressions? by Scott O Lilienfeld. Prejudice remains a huge social evil but evidence for harm caused by microaggression is incoherent, unscientific and weak. More.

Crisis

The Crisis of Liberty in the West by Ryan Anderson. The West faces a deep crisis of liberty. Full human flourishing is hindered by the dawning collapse of civil society and by crony capitalism and cultural cronyism. Natural law arguments, […]

Gadfly

Can Jonathan Haidt Calm the Culture Wars? by Evan R. Goldstein. For the next hour, Haidt roams the stage, TED-talk style (he’s delivered four), and explains what he calls “the new moral culture spreading on many college campuses.” It is […]

Neurology

When Neurology Becomes Theology by Robert A. Burton. A neurologist’s perspective on research into consciousness. More.

Deradicalized

Can Terrorists be Deradicalized? by Michael Price. Deradicalization programs that might help prevent events like the Manchester concert bombing have been largely untested. More.

Failure

Failure to Thrive by Stephen Eide. Since the 1960s, America has faced an epidemic of serious mental illness that represents a shameful chapter in social policymaking. Hundreds of billions spent on “mental health” programs have left many untreated, fated to […]

Psychopath

When Your Child Is a Psychopath by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope. More.