Evolution

Male Warriors and Female Peacekeepers: Gender Biases in Leadership Selection During Competitions Within and Between Groups

What makes a great leader? As election season starts to heat up, we are bombarded with pollsters asking us what traits we want in our leaders. Traits that we look for typically include a sense of power, great negotiating skills and lots of charisma.  However, a recent study suggests that More

Man’s Best Friend Lends Insight into Human Evolution

Flexibly drawing inferences about the intentions of other individuals in order to cooperate in complex tasks is a basic part of everyday life that we humans take for granted. But, according to evolutionary psychologist Brian Hare at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, this ability is present in other species More

Designing Minds

When Nature her great masterpiece designed, And framed her last, best work, the human mind, Her eye intent on all the wondrous plan She formed of various stuff the various Man. -Robert Burns Many observers view the debate over intelligent design as a clash between homogeneous and non-overlapping intellectual camps More

Letters

The Wrong Stuff Tom Wolfe is well known for his fiction. One of his most recent contributions to this area occurred at the May 2006 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, at which Mr. Wolfe was a panel member in a discussion of “The Mind in the Media.&#8221 More