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- Perspectives You Won’t Read in Perspectives: Thoughts on Gender, Power, & Eminence – Simine Vazire (sometimes i'm wrong)
- Learning exactly the wrong lesson – Sanjay Srivastava (The Hardest Science)
- False-positive psychology five years later – Sanjay Srivastava (The Hardest Science)
- Is Using Profanity a Sign of Honesty? – Scott McGreal (Unique—Like Everybody Else)
- looking under the hood – Simine Vazire (sometimes i'm wrong)
- A Most Courageous Act – Brent Roberts (pigee)
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Category Archives: Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent paper suggests that profanity may be a reflection of emotional honesty and candor. However, closer examination of the studies' results casts doubt on this idea.
Are people really "pure dispositionalists" who underestimate the "power of the situation" to influence behavior? A closer look at the evidence suggests these claims are overhyped.
Does the so-called fundamental attribution error deserve to be more widely known? The importance of this phenomenon has actually been blown out of all proportion.
Criminals are usually lower than normal people in conscientiousness, yet a new study finds that prisoners are higher in this trait. What can explain this apparent paradox?
There is a popular belief that psychopaths are highly intelligent, but this isn't true. What accounts for this misconception?
What is the Link Between Heroism and Antisocial Behavior? – Scott McGreal (Unique—Like Everybody Else)
Research suggests a seemingly paradoxical link between antisocial behavior and heroism. Psychopathy has been suggested as a linking factor, but this seems unlikely.
The Strange Link Between Attitudes Towards Sex and Drugs – Scott McGreal (Unique—Like Everybody Else)
According to evolutionary theories, people's attitudes to recreational drug use may be influenced by their preferred mating strategies.