How addition and subtraction affect our behavior. Are we truly in charge of our own choices, or does simple math routinely intrude to manipulate our mental equations? Just who or what is in control of our minds?
A new study shows that pleasure smiles are greater when hunters pose with large "dangerous" corpses and that "they’re quite a bit happier when they kill a large animal versus a small animal of the same species.” There really are killing smiles.
In a previous column I gave some advice, from a psychological point of view, on how animal rights advocates can more effectively communicate their message. Here I follow up with some additional comments.