The slow death of a pseudo-discipline
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.
What to do about whining
A toddler’s whining may be the worst sound in the world if an experiment carried out by a team of American psychologists is anything to go by.
The Darwinian world of brand marketing
| 01 October 2010 | FEATURES |
An author’s “triggers to persuasion and captivation” read more like the seven deadly sins.
Are babies born moral?
“Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study
reveals”. I guess many of us read a heading like this in our daily paper
or online this week. Startling news. Here we were, thinking that the
newborn babe is a tiny barbarian who needs to learn his first notions of
right and wrong from his parents, when he actually arrives with an
innate sense of morality. Or so it seems.
Can evolution explain religion?
| 10 December 2009 | FEATURES |
Evolutionary psychologists offer two contradictory explanations for the existence of religion. They can't both be right, but they can both be wrong.