Oct 19, 2020
One of the most interesting responses I got to my post supporting the junior doctors strike was by Salem, who said that this situation was (ethically) little different than that around adjunct professors, who also become overworked and miserable trying to break into a high-status profession. Salem very kindly...
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
[Epistemic status: not
[Content note: May make you feel overly scrutinized]
Sometimes I hear people talking about how nobody notices them or cares about anything they do. And I want to say…well…
Okay. The Survey of Earned Doctorates tells us that the United States awards about a hundred classics PhDs...
Oct 5, 2020
Suppose I were to come out tomorrow as gay.
I have amazing and wonderful friends, and I certainly wouldn’t expect them to hate me forever or tell me to burn in Hell or anything like that.
But even more than that, I think they would understand and accept the decision. There would be a lot of not-so-obvious...
Sep 30, 2020
Integrating Evolutionary Psychology and Behaviorism
Summary - All of us want to change other people's behavior to align more closely with our goals. Over the last century, behaviorists have discovered how reward and punishment change the behavior of organisms. The central idea of this talk is that we are intuitive...