Minds and Machines

The unease that pervades many minds requires a return to the processes of minds.

The Continuity of Traits

The faith in the preservation of infant experience is inconsistent with the evidence.

The Issue of Continuity

Some human properties are unique

How Do We Know?

Understanding requires more than the comprehension of verbal statements.

Words II

Sole reliance on verbal reports is slowing progress and creating misleading conclusions

On the Nature of Words, Part 1

The meanings of words are less transparent than many assume.

Why Do We Educate?

The concern with facts is a danger in current practices.

On Friendships

History, not biology, transformed a separate self into a lonely one.

On the Unexpected

Humans live in a narrow corridor between predictability and unscheduled experience.

Do Moral Agents Behave Morally?

Loyalty to private conscience can mean violating local values.

The Force of Feelings

Emotional words are interpretations of feelings in a setting.

Contexts Matter

Too many psychological concepts ignore the settings in which agents behave

The Elusive Prize

A chronic state of happiness is elusive because it requires both a special biology and the opportunity to attain the praiseworthy goals invented during adiolescence.

From Brain to Mind

The mind requires its own vocabulary.

The Consequences of Status Differences

Status differentials have many implications for society.

The Family's Contribution

The parents make several contributions to children's development. The influence of the child's identifications is not being awarded the importance it warrants.

Hyping Genes

Genes must be combined with experiences on order to create psychological traits

Hyping Sex

The worry about mutual orgasms in marriage is causing troubles.

The Attachment Debate

The concept of attachment is controversial because we do not have a sensitive index of a child's attachment. Until we do, no strong conclusions are possible.