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- alpha wars – Simine Vazire (sometimes i'm wrong)
- Understanding the Personality of Moral Rebels – Scott McGreal (Unique—Like Everybody Else)
- what is rigor? – Simine Vazire (sometimes i'm wrong)
- W.W.P.M.D.? – Rich Lucas (The Desk Reject)
- The Rules of Replication: Part II – Rich Lucas (The Desk Reject)
- be your own a**hole – Simine Vazire (sometimes i'm wrong)
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Category Archives: Unique—Like Everybody Else
What does it take to do the right thing in the face of social pressure to conform? And what does this suggest for claims that moral behavior is controlled by situational forces?
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.