Index to my shorter articles
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
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
Why is Northeast Asia poorer than the USA?
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
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
A PROPHETIC POEM
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?
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
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
Why we should cut Russia some slack
The history behind Mr. Putin gives a dire warning of what might come
Peace in the Middle East: Has Vladimir Putin shown Obama how to do it?
Vladimir Putin and the limits of Russia's industrial base
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
Where has that inflation gone?
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
Magna Carta lit the way
"Aida" at the NY Met: A most incorrect opera
Buchanan misunderstands China
Colors in politics
Why is Northeast Asia poorer than the USA?
Dogs and humans as symbionts -- and the inestimable Razib Khan
Is it a problem that some big companies pay little tax? A case for a turnover tax
My Alternative Wikipedia
Arty people tend to be a bit mad
The Greek situation: A workshy and parasitical nation finally hits the buffers
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
Negative gearing: The Left never learn
The efficacy of gun laws
China and the East China sea
A cogent challege to minimum wage orthodoxy
An independent Scotland within the EU?
Major Douglas and the "Social Credit" cult
Pedophilia -- and the word that controversial free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos regrets uttering
Are there costs which outweigh the benefits of free trade?
Will N.E. Asia eclipse Caucasians by the end of this century?
The U.S. Federal debt
Can the acquired characteristics of fathers be passed on to offspring?
My experience buying boots is the perfect example of why retail is declining
Minimum Wage hikes don't cost jobs (?)
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