psychology

When Mental Health Education Makes Us Sick

When Mental Health Education Makes Us Sick

There must be more in our mental health toolkit than the language and mechanisms for self-diagnosis.

Clare Rowe
Clare Rowe
7 min read
psychology
Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

On New Year’s Eve 2021 news of my killing began to circulate on Twitter. holy shit this is a murder https://t.co/CwsF0sZ9sZ — Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) January 1, 2022 I scrolled through scores of posts before I could stop myself, pausing to read replies and retweets.

Jonathan Gottschall
Jonathan Gottschall
10 min read
book review
PODCAST 110: Psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed on His New Book In Defence of Shame

PODCAST 110: Psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed on His New Book In Defence of Shame

Quillette Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann talks to Dr. Tanveer Ahmed about how we should accept the presence of shame in our lives without succumbing to despair or outrage mobs.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
depression
From Hegemonic to Responsive Masculinity: the Transformative Power of the Provider Role

From Hegemonic to Responsive Masculinity: the Transformative Power of the Provider Role

Since the ‘60s the male provider role has been under assault. Associated with the strongly bi-furcated gendered division of labor which has come to prevail in the West, it is blamed for hegemonic masculinity—a term used to describe the problems that have followed from that. However, what I want

Belinda Brown
Belinda Brown
9 min read
evolution
What Explains the Resistance to Evolutionary Psychology?

What Explains the Resistance to Evolutionary Psychology?

A recent study conducted by evolutionary psychologists, David Buss and William von Hippel, has found empirical support for the claim that evolutionary psychology is a controversial field among social psychologists.1 Their study titled, “Psychological Barriers to Evolutionary Psychology: Ideological Bias and Coalitional Adaptations,” posed questions to social psychologists to

Alex Mackiel
Alex Mackiel
17 min read
Neurodiversity
Denying the Neuroscience of Sex Differences

Denying the Neuroscience of Sex Differences

A review of The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain, by Gina Rippon. The Bodley Head Ltd (March 2019).   Imagine your response to picking up a copy of the leading scientific journal Nature and reading the headline: “The myth that evolution applies to

Larry Cahill
Larry Cahill
9 min read
Must Reads
What Light Does ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Throw on the Nature/Nurture Debate?

What Light Does ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Throw on the Nature/Nurture Debate?

The 2018 film, Three Identical Strangers, is gripping. It is both an exposé of a 1950s secret twin study (studies of triplets fall under the general heading of “twin or multiple birth studies”) and a heartbreaking portrayal of identical triplets, Robert, David and Eddy, who were separated at birth, then

Nancy L. Segal
Nancy L. Segal
9 min read
biology
The Last Place Men Can Settle Things Like Men

The Last Place Men Can Settle Things Like Men

In the middle of a dry, dusty desert in Nevada, I rode my bicycle down a street that wasn’t there a few weeks ago, and would be gone again in just a few days. C is a main street in Black Rock City, the Burning Man gathering that springs

David Ley
David Ley
7 min read
men