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Slate

Ambivalence is awesome. Or is it awful? Why sometimes it’s best to have conflicted feelings.

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Ambivalence Is Awesome Slate

The Economist, Intelligent Life

The brain likes a challenge—and putting a few obstacles in its way may well boost its creativity.

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The Uses of Difficulty The Economist, Intelligent Life (November-December 2012)

The Guardian

The emails between bankers involved in the rate-setting scandal point to a deeper truth about the psychology of organisations.

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Too much testosterone, too much confidence: the psychology of bankingThe Guardian (Jun 2012)

The Economist, Intelligent Life

Sometimes, thinking is a bad idea. Dylan, Djokovic, and the case for unthinking.

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Non Cogito, Ergo SumThe Economist, Intelligent Life (May-Jun 2012)

The Economist, Intelligent Life

Serendipity means more than a happy coincidence. And it’s under threat from the internet.

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In Search of SerendipityThe Economist, Intelligent Life (Jan–Feb 2012)

The Economist, Intelligent Life

After the summer’s riots in England, crowd behaviour got a kicking. But was it deserved?

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Crowds R UsThe Economist, Intelligent Life (Nov–Dec 2011)

The Guardian

Amanda Knox was convicted of murder and her reputation sullied around the world, in large part because of her facial expressions and demeanour. Her story reveals how our instincts about others can be dangerously superficial.

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What’s In a FaceThe Guardian (Oct 2011)

Daily Mail

If your child lies at age three, be delighted.

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Don’t Fret About Telling Fibs, It’s What Makes Us HumanDaily Mail (May 2011)