Psychology

PhD Accidentally Proves LinkedIn is a Scam, You Must Read This for Yourself

I never meant for it to happen. I had absolutely no idea when I took down my own professional websites nearly a year ago, and when I erased all of my LinkedIn profile, and changed the name on it to Al Smith, 6 months ago, that I was, in fact, executing th ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Feb 10 2017 - 12:36am

The Social Psychology Of Morality: Live And Let Die

There is no correct moral theory. All morality is politics. People do not act on the basis of morality. Everybody does everything they do for the most meaningful reason at the time. If an act may be judged as moral, so much the better. But, if an act cann ...

Article - Alex Durig - Mar 1 2017 - 8:40am

Positively Arguing IQ Determinism And Effect Of Education

Many cannot accept that IQ is largely determined by our genes. They do not trust the research. Pointing to such research is an argument from authority. Moreover, the research does not explain the mechanisms in the social realm well, and so the research can ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Feb 24 2017 - 9:46am

Why Do Teens With Autism Go To The ER 400 Percent More?

Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder use 400 percent more emergency room services than peers without it, which puts more strain on an over-burdened health care system and may mean that they need better access to primary care. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2017 - 9:30pm

The Social Psychology of Immigration: The True Story of the Strong Immigrant and the Weak Immigrant

An unbelievable story, breaks your heart, blows your mind, tells the unexpected truth about all of us, and does not need to be relayed by a storyteller, so much as it needs for the storyteller to get out of the way, just to let the story tell itself, and ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 3 2017 - 1:08pm

The Paradoxical Social Psychology of the Deep State Swamp

Suddenly, since the beginning of the Trump administration, there has been a shift, a perceptible shift in the leaking of top secret government intelligence. From the outing of General Flynn, to the publication of President Trump telling the PM of Australi ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 12 2017 - 10:08pm

The Social Psychology of Magic, Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Age

If you catch anyone at the right moment, after having experienced something extraordinarily wonderful, joyful, or blissful, and if you ask them if that was a magical moment, they will agree that it was. Take the birth of a baby- few things compare, and an ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 27 2017 - 5:26pm

Science And The Structure Of An Argument: How To Sort Good Information From Bad.

    This content of this blog is adapted from my lecture on Cognitive Bias in Decision Making, for the module Cognition and Emotion. I present this lecture to third year Psychology students at the University of Roehampton, London. The Structure of an Argu ...

Article - Paul Bretherton - Apr 21 2017 - 11:10am

Depression As Harbinger Of Other Disorders

Does the reality of mental disorders also cause depression, or is depression a harbinger of other disorders, a gateway as it were? ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2017 - 4:51am

Science Acceptance: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of A Good Cartoon

Though photos are considered more credible, if you are evangelizing a controversial energy type like wind, a cartoon may appear more persuasive.  In a recent study, participants were shown one of two versions of the same set of brochures. Each set was desi ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2017 - 2:46pm