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June 08, 2015
Psychology studies too reliant on college students
The field of experimental psychology operates mostly in research universities. So their test subjects tend...
June 03, 2015
The “Transabled”: people who want to be disabled
Transgendered individuals feel that they were born in the wrong body. There are also people...
May 29, 2015
Between first sleep and second sleep
About two years ago, we posted First Sleep, Second Sleep, which became the 12th most-read...
May 19, 2015
The World Beyond Your Head
Matthew Crawford, a philosopher who has found wisdom in being a motorcycle mechanic, is the...
May 12, 2015
A masculinity crisis from porn & gaming
A leading psychologist is saying that pornography and video games are crippling young men in...
March 31, 2015
A scholarly study of anti-Christian bigotry
Sociologist George Yancey has conducted a study of people who are bigoted against Christianity. He...
March 20, 2015
Family, country, God–in that order
The Barna pollsters have released a study of what factors tie into Americans' self-identity. The...
March 18, 2015
Male abortions & the end of “women’s issues”?
Feminism and gender politics in general may be coming apart, since gender identity is being...
March 11, 2015
Raising little narcissists
A study purports to show how certain parenting styles can turn children into narcissists. But...
February 24, 2015
From justifying God to justifying existence
More (see my last post on the subject) from Living by Faith by Oswald Bayer....
February 23, 2015
I am reading a book that is blowing me away: Living by Faith by Oswald...
February 11, 2015
How pastors and other leaders deal with inner chaos
There are lots of books about leadership, particularly leadership in churches. The book that won...
February 09, 2015
Why artificial intelligence won’t conquer humanity
Some smart people, from Bill Gates to Stephen Hawkings, have been raising the alarm that...
February 02, 2015
The Eight Human Truths of Impulse
Candy sales have been soaring ever since marketers started putting their wares by checkout counters. ...
January 14, 2015
Why do the winners riot?
Ohio State beat Oregon to win the collegiate football championship, the first one under the...
January 09, 2015
A perceptive review of our book on the Imagination
The always-interesting Greg Forster has written a very perceptive review of the new book I...
January 02, 2015
What about New Year’s Resolutions?
A time-honored custom is to make New Year's resolutions, decisions to use the new beginning...
December 04, 2014
My new book on the imagination
I have published a new book, one that I collaborated on with Matt Ristuccia, an...
November 17, 2014
Why non-conformists look the same
A mathematician took up the topic of hipsters. Specifically, why different individuals who try not...
November 11, 2014
Americans are panicking over Ebola, and authorities are concerned not just to stem the disease...
October 31, 2014
Why do people like to be scared?
Dr. Margee Kerr is a "scare specialist." In addition to college teaching, she is the...
October 14, 2014
Psychology experiments often can’t be replicated
There is currently what is being described as a "crisis" in the field of social
October 10, 2014
Our new insecurity
Terrorism, the shaky economy, and now ebola--these things make us feel insecure. Chris Cillizza says...
October 08, 2014
“Vegetative” patients who respond to Hitchcock
Neuroscientist Adrian Owen has been studying the brain activity of people who are in a...
September 11, 2014
What Christians know about each other
Justin Taylor posts a startling quotation from Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Life Together, about what a...
August 08, 2014
How to identify a narcissist
Psychologists have used a 40-question test to diagnose the condition of narcissism, a syndrome of...
August 04, 2014
Stupid person tricks
One of the latest YouTube "challenges" is to rub alcohol on yourself, set yourself on...
July 07, 2014
The benefits of magic mushrooms
A study of the effects of psychedelic mushrooms is being hailed as revealing positive benefits. ...
June 11, 2014
Imagination & the Christian life
Mathew Block concludes his interview by asking me about what Christians can do to cultivate...
June 06, 2014
Imaginative obstacles to the faith
In the interview with Mathew Block, we got into the role of the imagination in...
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