Jesse Bering, Ph.D., is a frequent contributor to Scientific American, Slate, and Das Magazin (Switzerland). His work has also appeared in New York Magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic, and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, Playboy Radio and more. Bering is the former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University, Belfast and began his career as a psychology professor at the University of Arkansas.
I’m generally more of a pessimist but I think that the more we learn and discuss very openly and frankly things that have historically been regarded as shameful when it comes to sex is a good thing.
Certain anatomical parts, for all human history, have been there but we haven’t asked what are they for.
I’ve always been deeply curious and interested in human behavior and also felt a close affinity with that evolutionary explanations.
Social psychology has demonstrated that the more people think you don’t have free will, the worse they behave.