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The notion of self, explained.
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.
Have you ever mistakenly thought your phone was vibrating? New research into hallucinations sheds light on that phenomenon.
When it comes to the true self, you are your values.
Paying attention to the Kavanaugh accusations? Here are some tendencies to avoid when hearing testimony about them.
New research challenges common stereotypes about Black male sexuality.
The mental health effects of "zero tolerance" may be wide ranging.
Are doctors doing harm to patients reporting NDEs? The data really isn't clear.
What can Starbucks and Roseanne teach us about anti-racist action?
Doubts about implicit bias may simply reflect the phenomenon itself.
It appears that pointing out some biases only makes them stronger.
Identifying as American may be a key factor in how you respond to coverage of Trump's policies.
How work on race can inform efforts to combat class divisions.
How are we supposed to square the humanizing conception of those targeted for oppression with the dehumanizing and othering tendencies that feed the motivation to oppress?
Downward Comparison Theory helps to explain some of Trump's unwavering support.
A new poll about Americans' attitudes about race suggests cause for concern and raises some tough questions.
Do you know your American history? Your reaction to current events may reveal some surprising blind spots.
Trump's choice not to immediately denounce white supremacists for their views and their violence was dangerous.
Does your online behavior give a more accurate picture of you than your offline behavior? A new book raises some philosophical puzzles about the "true self."
We now have data to back up the widespread claim that not all drivers are treated equally.
Children are invoking Trump while engaging in bigoted harassment of classmates. What does this tell us about the role the current political climate plays in shaping our behavior?
Hate crimes are on the rise. New research helps to explain why.
Rich Americans continue to live longer. And this means they collect more government benefits. What should we do about it?
Dehumanization results in a vicious cycle and is associated with hostile behavior.
How much would your personality change if you lived for a thousand years? And how much would it matter?
There is reason to think Trump's immigration ban may cause widespread backlash against his administration.
What the confirmation battle for Trump's nominee for Attorney General can teach us about racism and how to fight it.
The psychology of normality supports recent liberal concerns about the normalization of prejudiced attitudes and behavior.
We need to understand what is happening around America right now.
What my students taught me today about America and the election.
Two economists suggest a surprising source of racial bias in juvenile sentencing.
Does new research into how we think of others suggest a Trump bump or Clinton defeat?
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University