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Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D, Kristian Marlow
Why do twin studies seem to yield unusually high heritability estimates for certain personality traits?
Where does our personality come from? If, say, you are highly introverted, is this primarily the result of your genes, or does it stem mostly from your upbringing?
Is it really true that we experience colors differently, depending on our gender, national origin, ethnicity, geographical location, and what language we speak?
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How do we make choices when their real outcome is only disclosed once the choice has already been made?
Due to its partially hidden nature, vulnerable narcissism is hard to spot. Can you tell whether you are a vulnerable narcissist?
New research indicates that severe illness and death as a result of novel coronavirus may be due to the infection of the brainstem, which can shut down breathing.
Do emotions feel the same to people across different cultures? A new study suggests that, to a large extent, they do.
Evidence suggests that our underlying moral judgments may distort how we view intent. This is known as the "side-effect effect" or the "Knobe effect."
Celebrated the 3rd Thursday of November, UN's World Philosophy Day is aimed at promoting public philosophy. But how do we bridge the gap between academics and the critical public?
Are you a psychopath? If these eight characteristics ring true with you, you might have psychopathic tendencies.
Should psychopaths who commit violent crimes be excused on grounds of insanity or be punished like other violent criminals?
Do you rely on crystallized intelligence when using fluid intelligence? Can you compensate for a decline in fluid intelligence? Are tests of fluid intelligence culturally biased?
Can you predict who will develop a psychotic disorder, such as Schizophrenia, on the basis of how people speak? Machines are developing that skill.
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Why do psychopathic killers commit murder? The answer turns on their addiction to high-risk activities coupled with their deep-seated hatred for certain types of people.
Trump is far better with words than can be discerned from his tweets. When it matters, he is capable of manipulating semantics to his advantage.
When we say someone has been robbed of their dignity, we refer to a violation of their bodily or psychological integrity. Hate speech can violate dignity in this sense.
Waldron argues that the harm in hate speech lies in its defamatory nature. Defamatory speech, he says, violates the right to dignity. But is all hate speech defamatory?
Hate speech remains unregulated in the U.S., but how different is hate speech really from physical violence, including threats of physical violence?
When you feel that someone is to blame, you take them to be guilty of a wrong-doing. But blame is not merely a perception of someone's guilt. It is also a form of silent protest.
Trust is said to be the best proof of love. But it can be a source of misery when the other person exploits our gullibility. But what is it about trust that makes it so powerful?
Propaganda is a tool strategically employed to make us believe the most outrageous ideas without us ever questioning their truth.
How does the distorted body image that is prevalent in our culture lead to clinical eating disorders?
Your “naturally slim” friends stay slim not only because of the low-calorie diets they “naturally” consume, but also because of their lower fat cell number.
As we are approaching the 80-year mark since Germany invaded Poland in 1939, which was the start of World War II and the Holocaust, we are still asking why.
It is commonplace to divide emotions into basic and complex. Unlike basic emotions, complex emotions have highly variable components and are not universally recognizable.
Publicists and news reporters could learn a thing or two from Kant’s golden principle “Treat people as ends, not merely as a means to an end.”
This is how verbal abusers use words to hurt.
Can a person who has no genetic predisposition become a monstrous serial killer? Desensitizing can go a long way.
Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami.
Kristian Marlow is a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a member of the St. Louis Synesthesia Lab.