The search for the roots of psychopathy

The New Yorker: …At thirty-eight, Kiehl is one of the world’s leading younger investigators in psychopathy, the condition of moral emptiness that affects between fifteen to twenty-five per cent of the North American prison population, and is believed by some...

freud’s grand delusion

Dinesh D’Souza:  Sigmund Freud is no longer the revered figure he once was. A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education noted that Freud is no longer routinely assigned even in psychology curricula. In a way, Freud is following the downward path of...

Herschel Walker and Sybil

In his new book “Breaking Free,” former Dallas Cowboys star Herschel Walker claims that for much of his life, “he” was really “we.” That’s because he has Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD, or Dissociative Identity Disorder,...

upending social science

John Tierney:  …If the calculations of a Yale economist are correct, there’s a sneaky logical fallacy in some of the most famous experiments in psychology. The economist, M. Keith Chen, has challenged research into cognitive dissonance, including the 1956...

You weren’t meant to have a boss

…writes Paul Graham about startup founders versus equally brilliant programmers who are employees. …I was in Africa last year and saw a lot of animals in the wild that I’d only seen in zoos before. It was remarkable how different they seemed....