You Are Not So Smart and You are now Less Dumb

David McRaney's blog You Are Not So Smart, which chronicled his interest in cognitive and social psychology, became a best selling book by the same name. As he continued in his obsession he produced an excellent podcast with production quality comparable to Freakonomics and This American Life. In 2013 he released another book with covering … Continue reading You Are Not So Smart and You are now Less Dumb

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

A fun read that takes you into the world of violent crime and offers reasoning or causes behind events that are often reported as coming ‘out of the blue’ or the result of a person ‘just snapping.’ I like being challenged by different views regarding human nature and especially culture. The Gift of Fear did … Continue reading The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

An intensely satisfying explanation of a complex idea is probably the most enjoyable of all non-sensual experiences. This is what "The Righteous Mind" did for me, it explained so much so well. The reasons we do the things we do, from self-sacrifice to self-sabotage, the variety of religious beliefs and practices, and the complete inability … Continue reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion