Highlights: November 4-10

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: a guide to personal space, how competitions affect our sex hormones, and an intra-brain battle for control of your attention.

Word Mines

By Jack Schafer Ph.D.
Hazards in a Politically Correct World

Are There Universals in Human Behavior?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Or is evolutionary psychology on the ropes?

Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other

By Scott Barry Kaufman
The brain can't engage both at the same time.

Sex (Hormones) and the Elections

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
Elections are competitions that can affect our biology.

Polish Off Your Personal Space

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
This guide to personal space will help you perfect your body language

Are There Universals in Human Behavior? Yes

By Dario Maestripieri Ph.D.
The study of human nature is a legitimate scientific enterprise.