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Video Games, Motivation and Evolution

Most people who have played video games are aware of how addicting they can become.

A lot of research points towards needs satisfaction as part of the reason behind our wish to engage with video games. 813 more words


The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli - Review

“The list was originally designed to be used by me alone. Some of these thinking errors have been known for centuries; others have been discovered in the last few years. 1,245 more words


How (not) to bring psychology and biology together

by Mark Fedyk

Published in Philosophical Studies, February 2014. Paywall article here. Free version here.

Evolutionary psychologists often try to ‘‘bring together’’ biology and psychology by making predictions about what specific psychological mechanisms exist from theories about what patterns of behaviour would have been adaptive in the EEA for humans. 238 more words

Evolutionary Biology

Consuming in Context

It was interesting watching my family watch the Oscars Sunday night. Given that I’m the father of two millennials, who have paired with their own respective millennials, you can bet that it was a multi-screen affair. 702 more words

Online Trends

A Disaster for Feminism

50 Shades of Grey Sets Back Feminism

This article appeared on Facebook, and my comment was:

“This film is an absolute fucking disaster for feminism. 154 more words