Tagged: Psychology

I’m Certain That I Can Certainly be Wrong or Confidence and Memory, Is one a Good Measure of the Other? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 05, 2010

A man is the sum of his memories, you know, a Time Lord even more so. The Doctor, in “The Five Doctors” We all know that our memories can’t always be trusted, time and life tends to erode the confidence we have in our memories. At least that is the case for normal memories. We [...] … Read More

Intelligence, Monogamy and Journalistic Licence - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 02, 2010

Last week news came out about a study linking intelligence with liberal attitudes and atheistic beliefs, oh and in men an increased tendency for monogamy. Today I read the NZ Herald‘s short take on the study, a semi-chauvinistic piece pointing out how we evolved intelligent men can think our way to monogamy while those sexually [...] … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday — 13.12.09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Dec 13, 2009

More Sunday sharing thanks to the people in the internet and Open Access … ASCILITE is over, but it left me with a lot of work to do because of the great sessions in the conference. You can get a lot of the information covered there thanks to Grainne Conole on Cloudworks. I also posted some [...] … Read More

Rats, Bad Decisions and Jelloshots - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Nov 13, 2009

It is an accepted fact of life that alcohol and good decision making have only loose a acquaintance  with one another. Like ships passing in the night, they may meet or they may not. This is true for the momentarily intoxicated but does that propensity for poor choices follow us even after the libations cease? [...] … Read More

Project Implicit - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jun 29, 2009

Are you sexist? Have a tendency to think that women should stay out of science? Do you prefer the company of straight people over that of gays? Like whites more than blacks? In these enlightened politically correct times it is socially unacceptable in most circles to answer yes to many or all of these questions [...] … Read More

Fast Thoughts are Happy Thoughts - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jun 26, 2009

Ever noticed that when you are excited or happy your thoughts seem to zip hither, thither and yon at a dizzying pace? Perhaps at the same time you also had feelings of increased energy, creativity and self esteem. These are all symptoms of the psychiatric condition of mania, but you’re probably fine. The persistent linking [...] … Read More