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Why Has the Age of Puberty Declined in Recent Decades? III

By Satoshi Kanazawa on October 30, 2008 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
Can girls hit puberty early by watching divorced families on TV?

Overcoming Post-Traumatic Investor Disorder

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on October 27, 2008 in Anxiety Files
You blame others, you feel that the world is not what you thought it would be, and you want to avoid all information about the market and any information in your monthly statements. Warren Buffet and the other pros may look at the current debacle as the biggest opportunity that they have seen. It may also be the most terrifying financial trauma that you have experienced and, so, you are reluctant to move forward. What can you do? 

The Real Story on Preventing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

By Peter J Whitehouse on October 27, 2008 in

Why Has the Age of Puberty Declined in Recent Decades? II

By Satoshi Kanazawa on October 26, 2008 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
What does father absence really mean for the girls?

Did Casey Kill Caylee? : A Forensic Psychologist Comments on the Case

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on October 26, 2008 in Evil Deeds
What is the perspective and potential role of forensic psychology in sensational cases such as the State of Florida v. Casey Anthony?

What Makes Us Who We Are?

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D. on October 24, 2008 in Beautiful Minds
Findings from twin studies are often misunderstood, misinterpreted, and blown out of proportion. Here, Davis S. Moore and I come up with 8 facts about genes, twin studies, and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people—even biologists!

Teaching High School Kids How to Drink

By Stanton Peele on October 24, 2008 in Addiction in Society
Taking the abuse out of alcohol consumption

What's With the Cat?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 22, 2008 in Living Single
What does rub me the wrong way is the interpretation that singles have pets as "compensation" for not having a spouse. Why do I so rarely hear an entirely different and more plausible explanation - that single people who have cats have them because they like them? Because they are caring people who love animals and would want to have pets in their lives regard

Two logical fallacies that we must avoid

By Satoshi Kanazawa on October 19, 2008 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
In any discussion of evolutionary psychology, or human sciences in general, it is very important to avoid two logical fallacies.  They are called the naturalistic fallacy and the moralistic fallacy.

Why human evolution pretty much stopped about 10,000 years ago

By Satoshi Kanazawa on October 16, 2008 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
The British geneticist Steve Jones has recently given a lecture at University College London entitled “Is human evolution over?”  His answer to his own question is in the affirmative.  I agree with Jones that human evolution has pretty much stopped, but for entirely different reasons.

Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself?

By Jay Winner M.D. on October 14, 2008 in Stress Remedy

Barbie: Manufactured by Mattel, Designed by Evolution IX

By Satoshi Kanazawa on October 12, 2008 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
The big irony:  Why men are fooled
Psychology Today

Forty (or Close) is the New 20 for Having Babies

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 11, 2008 in Singletons
Forty (or close) is the new 20 when it comes to having babies creating a distinct trend with a host of positives for women who delay motherhood.

Intern for the Flying Wallendas

By Peter D Kramer on October 10, 2008 in In Practice
 Peter D. Kramer on Osborn Elliott -- and on being a cub journalist during the glory days of Newsweek.

The Truth About Testosterone Levels

By Abraham Morgentaler M.D. on October 10, 2008 in Men, Sex, and Testosterone

“No Child Left Inside”: Poor Solution to a National Problem

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on October 08, 2008 in Freedom to Learn
On Sept. 18, the US House of Representatives passed its version of the "No Child Left Inside" act. I share all of the expressed concerns of the Coalition that is pushing for this legislation. But...

Five Steps to Optimal Illusion

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 03, 2008 in Ambigamy
Self-deception: the sweetest and sourest taboo