psychology

Breach of integrity

This past September, a Dutch psychologist was suspended from his post after evidence surfaced that he had committed academic fraud on an extensive scale. Diederik…


Less human than human?

Art, especially literature, is filled with the inner battles of the human psyche — it defines our fears, hopes, underlines our strange uniqueness in the…



Do actions speak louder than words?

Albert Mehrabian, a former professor at the University of California, Los Angels (UCLA), was a pioneer in the research of body language. Among other advances…


IQ isn’t everything

What do holocaust-denier James von Brunn, pornstar Asia Carrera and wrestler Scott Levy (“The Raven”) have in common — other than a tendency toward socially…



The science of hatred

In the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis play siblings whose rivalry and hatred for each other almost…



Left brain versus right brain

The conflict between “left” and “right” runs deeper than opposing political camps each forging their own pugilistic paths toward social enlightenment. I’m referring, of course,…


What the fuck, or the Stitzer Effect

Most of us can relate to uttering the odd expletive after accidentally stubbing a toe, hammering a finger or encountering some other form physical pain…