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The Call of Nature

Though it’s not a published category, disgust of natural causes belongs among the six or seven kinds of disgust. Ekman recognizes seven “states” of disgust,

Thrills

Some folks just don’t make sense to others, eating fugu or cave diving when the mortal threat is plain to see and easy to avoid;

Traveling

The recent coronavirus has taken us back in time, from luxury travel last year to subsistence travel this year, from an inviting vacation world to

Is Perception Reality?

The psychological differences between a frog’s vision and ours should not be overlooked. The frog’s vision is passive and its responses are automatic. The bug-shaped

Human Nature

The assignment for today is to write something that is not true about human nature. While it’s not impossible, the assignment may take a moment’s

Keeping Our Wits

Airplanes are required to carry more than the minimum weight of fuel that could insure a safe flight. In seeming analogy, humans overproduce neurons in

Interpersonal Synchrony

When we’re with other people, we tend to act as they do, and they act as we do. We synchronize, in walking, singing, alerting to

Why Can’t I Multitask?

OK, can you can multitask, as long as the tasks don’t conflict with each other. You can hold your breath while you text a message

Prehistoric Psychology

We certainly did not evolve to become bankers and dress designers. As far as anyone can tell, the pressures we had to defend against were