Reputation is the currency of science and impact scores are the numerical expression. Scientists crave recognition and are intoxicated by impact. It’s a dangerous addiction. Read More
Questions of psychological interest pop up everywhere. My approach to blogging is promiscuous, opportunistic, and heterodox. I comment on a variety of issues, ranging from animal behavior to the human experience of guilt and happiness to philosophy of science. I draw on personal experience, recent public events such as movies or media debacles, and of course the peer-reviewed archive of our field.