Social Psychology

Luxury Belief Systems and Economic Stagnation: The Recipe for Our Discontent

Luxury Belief Systems and Economic Stagnation: The Recipe for Our Discontent

In his 1950 book Unpopular Essays, Bertrand Russell divides the misfortunes that can befall humanity into two general categories—those inflicted by nature, and those inflicted by other humans. As he points out, for most of human existence a good chunk of our suffering was caused by nature—things like

Andrew Potter
Andrew Potter
Conflict
How a Rebellious Scientist Uncovered the Surprising Truth About Stereotypes by Claire Lehmann

How a Rebellious Scientist Uncovered the Surprising Truth About Stereotypes by Claire Lehmann

Greg Ellis reads How a Rebellious Scientist Uncovered the Surprising Truth About Stereotypes, Claire Lehmann’s article about Lee Jussim, the maverick social psychologist who discovered that stereotypes accurately predict academic achievement, personality and behaviour. It was published in Quillette on 4th December 2015.

Quillette
Quillette
Lee Jussim