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'Envious' May Just Be The Most Common Personality Type
That doesn't work out well for anybody.
GPS FOR THE SOUL
The Kind Mathematics of Selfish Love
Understanding the neuropsychology of networks and social dynam...
Buy You a Beer?
Frank H. Wu
Author, Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White
Evolutionary psychologists ponder altruism. They wonder why anybody behaves in a manner that appears less than self-interested. They speculate that charity is a charade; it is not benevolent but serves another purpose.
The Evolution of Lying
Evolutionary biologist and author
Rather than simply cheating -- trying to gain from another's cooperative behaviour without behaving cooperatively yourself -- lying adds another way of operating. By misleading the other individual, one can trick that individual into cooperating.
Do Men And Women Cooperate Differently?
Art Markman, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, Cognitive Science; Psychology and Marketing ...
If you are trying to create an environment in which people are going to cooperate, you are probably better off fostering an environment of team unity and trust than you are focusing on the gender balance of the group.
'Empathic Civilization': When Money No Longer Buys Happiness
Director, Wellbeing Programme at the London School of Economic...
Competition is lonely. Within organisations it may or may not increase productivity, but it does not increase happiness. To extol it is to make a fundamental misjudgment about human nature.
Trapped In Prisoner's Dilemma, More Stimulus Is The Way Out
RI State Representative, Former Congressional Candidate, Deman...
The stimulus' oft-cited $787 billion figure includes nearly $300 billion in tax cuts, meaning that it represents a split between conservative and interventionist economic philosophy.
I Am Not Paying Higher Taxes to Help the Uninsured
Former reporter for the New York Times and Daily News; taught ...
No social program -- Medicare, social security, rent control, public universities -- that aims to help the poor can ever succeed without appealing to, and paying off, a broad middle class.
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