Giving thanks—acknowledging that we are not the sole determinants of our own fortunes—seems an admirable, humble, and even situationist practice, worthy of its own holiday. But there's a downside. Read More
But if the problem is sexualized stereotypes and unhealthy body types, then why is Dove telling parents to "talk to their kids before the beauty industry does"? Shouldn't Dove be talking to its parent about not talking to our kids? Why would we applaud the arsonist when he passes out pamphlets on how to fight fires? Why buy mousetraps from the same person who dumped rodents into our basement? Read More
Next week, I'll lead a reading group that reviews some of the classic studies in social psychology. Because Stanley Milgram's Obedience expierments had the biggest initial impact on my own practice of "minding the law," I thought it was a great study for my students to begin with and a perfect topic to kick off this blog. Read More
Jon Hanson is the Alfred Smart Professor of Law and the Director of the Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School.