Four Jurors: When Attachment to Our Beliefs Blinds Us to the Truth

I write a lot about attachment and certainty. I’ve been fascinated throughout my career by the way we, as human…

Let’s Talk About Politics and Religion!

Oh no, here we go! “I know, I can scan this article really quickly to find out what side of…

Walking with Poise to Nowhere on the Research Treadmill

Here’s the gist: “Professor Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology department, said: ‘This study showed that frequenting…

How We See the World

There was once a monarch in ancient China who met and fell in love with the most beautiful woman of…

Look for the Good in What Others Do

Once, a kind woman put a peaceful statue on the street corner to spread kindness to others. One day, a…

Be Mindful of All or Nothing Thinking

Splitting is a psychological concept that describes the way people have a tendency to see things in terms of black…

The Chalkboard: Keeping Your Mind Open to New Ideas

The teacher used every part of the chalkboard to explain about vast new discoveries to the class. The students stayed…

Seeing the Pain of Others

When people can see the struggles that others have, they tend to treat them with more compassion and understanding. For…

“That’s Disgusting!”: When Your Disgust Says More About You

I once heard that a long time ago, a group of men who had leprosy came to the temple to…

Trimming the Roast: Blindly Following in the Footsteps of Others

A little girl once asked her mother why she cut the ends off her roast beef before she cooked it.…