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Fuentes on creativity and human collaboration
An anthropologist looks at one of the secrets of human evolutionary success.
23 Mar 2017
Link: A comment on replicability by a psychologist
Another scientist touches on the public debate over the replication crisis.
03 Oct 2016
Link: Replication crisis and status competition in psychology
An established player in social psychology describes criticism as 'methodological terrorism'. The winds are changing, says Andrew Gelman.
30 Sep 2016
An interview on gorilla emotions
The Pacific Standard interviews anthropologist Barbara King on the topic of gorilla behavior.
17 Jun 2016
An oxytocin lab opens its drawers to let out the unpublished null results
Finding that they had published only five significant results, amid many failed trials, a research group reassesses their approach.
17 Mar 2016
Link: Ghostly face emerges from averaging photos of inanimate objects
We design the world around us to look like we do.
25 Nov 2015
Link: Carl Safina on animal grief
Some quotes from the book, 'Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel'.
10 Jul 2015
Variation in cognitive traits and genetics
A meta-analysis of more than 50,000 people finds some genes that contribute to cognitive performance in adults.
05 Feb 2015
Music and monkeys
Probing the origin of musical abilities in ancient humans and our non-human primate relatives.
01 Feb 2015
Link: Diversity and productivity in programming teams
Open source software development projects become a target of social psychology research.
21 Jan 2015
Michael Tomasello on the importance of cooperation
A profile of the psychologist's work describes some of the cognitive differences that make us human.
03 Nov 2014
Death in deep history
The emotional and cultural dimensions of child mortality are not always transparent from skeletal remains
19 Sep 2014
The value of the pretest
Explicit questions help to frame educational goals for courses.
07 Sep 2014
Lifetime interactions of male hunter-gatherers
A study of Ache and Hadza people reveals the extent and importance of intergroup contacts.
25 Aug 2014
Evolutionary psychology and the hipster beard
A study invalidates the premise of 'attractiveness' research.
15 Apr 2014
01 Aug 2013
13 Jul 2013
Brain plasticity in adults and cognition
16 Jun 2013
04 Mar 2013
Neandertal anti-defamation files, 18
13 Jan 2013
03 Sep 2012
"Rewriting history in a way that flatters our volition"
23 Jun 2012
17 May 2012
07 May 2012
05 May 2012
Zeigarnik, bane of bloggers
02 May 2012
Quote: Edward Sapir on language and social reality
28 Mar 2012
Three psychologists look for solutions to researcher biases in publishing results.
11 Nov 2011
15 Oct 2011
No echoing the echo chamber here
Some say the internet is an echo chamber. I say there's an echo chamber of elite coastal internet critics.
29 May 2011
Monkey numerical distractions
15 Apr 2011
The eyes have it
13 Dec 2010
Nowhere the rational man
23 Aug 2010
19 Aug 2010
Clearing the stack
25 Jan 2010
"Accept failure": A New Year's resolution?
31 Dec 2009
Anonymous research subjects
18 Oct 2009
17 Jun 2009
Seventy years of studying happiness
13 Jun 2009
Archaeology informing the modern
17 May 2009
26 Mar 2009
Robert Lowie on anthropology and psychology
23 Oct 2008
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history of anthropology