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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

Stereotype threat

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?

Mandela's motives

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

African studies

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?

Ancestry

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




Russia

Why we should cut Russia some slack

The history behind Mr. Putin gives a dire warning of what might come

Understanding Russia

Peace in the Middle East: Has Vladimir Putin shown Obama how to do it?

Vladimir Putin and the limits of Russia's industrial base




Other topics

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

Salzkammergut



Iris pigmentation

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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