Index to my shorter articles -- Part 10

Psychology & Sociology

Simplistic thinking in politics and the ad hominem fallacy

Appeals to authority

A social science attack on that wicked voter ID

‘Happiness gene’ in brain determines basic levels of contentment

Can A Test Really Tell Who's A Psychopath?

Why do so many people hate Gail Trimble?

When will psychologists ever learn? Artifactual relationships, absent sampling and invalid measuring instruments still abound in research into the psychology of politics

Were the lying Dutchman's lies important?

The Secret Lives of Liberals and Conservatives: Personality Profiles, Interaction Styles, and the Things They Leave Behind -- a comment on Carney, Jost, Gosling and Potter

Roger Steare's hilarious attempt to measure morality

Haidt and the psychology of politics

Why Jonathan Haidt is wrong

Mooney the spinner

Jos Meloen, a Dutch melon head -- and a true believer in the Adorno unicorn

The importance of culture and American exceptionalism

Childhood TV watching and crime

The genetics of politics

Research on basic differences between liberals and conservatives

Political Orientation and Moral Conviction

So, who are the smartest scientists?

More on sperm-donated children

Stereotype threat

Social science findings about conservatism; Zuesse demolished

Dianne Trussell and human mating

A counterblast to "authoritarianism" -- BOOK REVIEW of "Dehumanizing Christians: Cultural Competition in a Multicultural World" by George Yancey

Who are the bigots?

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, study finds

Sex crimes: It's not poverty after all!

Guns and crime in New Zealand

"Openness" and Facebook as a personality diagnostic

An interesting confirmation of a troublesome truth: Trust is highest in a homogeneous population

Connectedness and drugs

What social and medical science has to say about Obama's push to "desegregate" white suburbs

Hibbing on what lies behind the Left/Right divide

"Covert" measure of racism invalid -- the IAT

Duckitt on personality and politics

Leftist projection and inability to learn -- the reinvention of authoritarianism

The psychology of conservatives. Some psychometric observations

Why we’d rather be at war than be alone: How humans desire a tribal sense of belonging that is missing from modern life

A young American woman detects that she is seen as "white trash"

The pill and Massey Ferguson

My life as an outsider

The strange way Leftist psychologists measure conservatism. Conservatism is NOT simply "opposition to change"

Is Mark Latham angry because of his own humble background? Do his anti-elite barbs reveal his pain of being an outsider?

Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practice

The secret weapon to eliminating poverty — talking to your kids?

Do Arts Teach Creativity? Learning creative process takes more than a regular art class

Creativity and the Root-Bernsteins again

American patriotism versus German patriotism

A Stable Father Prevents the Early Onset of Puberty(?)

AP Style Update to Include Xenophobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More Americans are living alone after recession

Men find their 'bromances' are MORE emotionally rewarding than relationships with their wives and girlfriends

Married Americans Are More Unhappy Than Ever

Who are Jordan Peterson’s followers?

Even psychologists are now beginning to notice Leftist authoritarianism

The six-class system: dispelling myths of an egalitarian Australia

All phobias are not equal

Cognitive flexibility rides again

Our military: The greatest social engineering machine ever built

Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it

Facebook and conspiracy theories

Preventing domestic violence: There is only one way

Incels: the ugly truth

Boys are BORN cavemen. It's not "culture" or the schools that makes them that way

Australian psychologists are down on "Traditional Masculinity" too

Nationalism doesn’t have to mean exclusion

Your parenting style could decide how successful your kid will be

Emotionalism in counselling

Democracy natural?

Race and racism

Play accused of stirring up hatred against the Japanese

A response to some personal attacks

A small anecdote and some reflections on race and culture


Are racists cuddly?

People from the higher latitudes of the world have bigger brains

Mixed race can be a good thing

Buried Prejudice: The Bigot in Your Brain

Group Pride, insecurity and the Left

An uninsightful look at racist attitudes

A small note on the Tuskegee Syphilis study of the 1930s

World Vision will not sponsor poor Jewish children

More on World Vision bigotry

Is Harvard a Jewish plot? And does it matter?

Mandela's motives

Race And The American Millennial’s Brain Rot

Are people who distrust troublesome minorities wrong in the head?

Multiculturalism is a racist ideology

Race relations: Are we more "enlightened" these days?

Does criticism of multiculturalists imply racism?

How your prejudices can dictate your actions in a crisis

Is it racist to distrust foreign doctors?

Scientists discover a way to reverse racial bias in young children. But how firm is the effect?

The Left are still obsessed with race

African studies

The psychology of prejudice

When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism: And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two

Racism as a convenient but flawed index of evil

On MIT blog, black students say white wariness about blacks is racism

Racism or a realistic perception of danger?

High IQ people are prejudiced too

Racism and freedom of thought

Can racial discrimination be harmless?

If group differences are superficial, they will fade away

Why the vitriol about race?


I am fully in favour of my country admitting as refugees people who are in danger for their lives elsewhere

Race gaps in SAT scores highlight inequality and hinder upward mobility

Racism -- in the Leftist sense -- is normal

Were ancient Egyptians black?

Master innovators again

A Kind Word on Behalf of the Mexicans

What is a white supremacist?

Book Review: The Sovereign Psyche and black crime

White Fragility Is Keeping Racism Alive (?)

Is it racist to own a gun?

Boston: A Liberal city that is also very racist

Australia's Discrimination Commissioner assumes discrimination rather than proving it

It’s not just Starbucks: White fear is an American problem

Stop Talking About Race and IQ

Einstein's diaries contain shocking details of his racism (?)

The Eurasian mystery solved

A Japanese teacher exposes the deep dysfunction of American black culture

Racial attitudes are related to climate skepticism

Is America's Racial Divide Permanent?

‘Minorities suffer the most from hate-speech laws’ -- says ACLU boss

Black privilege

Antisemitism among the Christian Right

Fact-checking Trump's notion that white nationalism is not a rising threat


Why we should cut Russia some slack

The history behind Mr. Putin gives a dire warning of what might come

Understanding Russia

Peace in the Middle East: Has Vladimir Putin shown Obama how to do it?

Vladimir Putin and the limits of Russia's industrial base

Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?

In Russia, men are still allowed to be men

Other topics

Anent prose style and translatability

"This rather odd little German dynasty" That is the extraordinary description that Christopher Hitchens gives to the British Royal family.

The USA: A country for the little guy

The martial spirit in Sweden -- yesterday and today

Names, names, names. Personal names are rather an interest of mine.

Why are webhosts so ill-mannered?

A defender of hopeless causes? William Zantzinger

Is libertarianism an infantile disorder?

They're still lying with statistics

American exceptionalism -- and voting frequency

Google protects crooks

Cars and their buyers

Wonders of the North. A VISITOR'S VIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS (1908 article)

Henry Thomas Schäfer -- an ignored artist (too popular)

"The pirates of Penzance" as satire

A small grumble about place-names

HMS Pinafore and the British class system

A most incorrect opera: Aida at the Met


Iris pigmentation

Magna Carta lit the way

"Aida" at the NY Met: A most incorrect opera

Buchanan misunderstands China

Colors in politics

Dogs and humans as symbionts -- and the inestimable Razib Khan

My Alternative Wikipedia

Arty people tend to be a bit mad

The 1960s and the destruction of British manners

Scotland the brave

More Wikipedia arrogance -- and Anja Katharina Wigger

Population predictions are crap

Johnny Cash and the Democrats

The efficacy of gun laws

China and the East China sea

An independent Scotland within the EU?

Pedophilia -- and the word that controversial free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos regrets uttering

Can the acquired characteristics of fathers be passed on to offspring?

How bureaucracy destroys research in U.S. hospitals

Italians: Sheriff Joe and Silvio Berlusconi

Female beauty

Use of Firearms in Terrorist Attacks: Differences Between the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

Stupid Spanish machismo bad for their future

The neutrality of music

US birth rates fall as deaths from age-related diseases climb according to the CDC's latest quarterly estimates

Betrayed by politicians

Gun Confiscation in Australia: A model for the USA?

Do firearm-control laws make you safer?

Black/white intermarriage

Will America have a debt Jubilee?

Retailers may be doing it tough, but you can't blame consumers for shopping online

"Trim Taut & Terrific" -- The Lightburn Zeta

A philosopher makes the case against free speech -- And I push back

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