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Social networks enable cheating

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.people.hbs.edu

Networks can act as covers which allow actors to participate in markets while maintaining a plausible excuse that they are not. Such covers are most valuable to actors in long-term relationships, as those who are already employed or in a long-term romantic relationship should not be seen as participating in the market for a new relationship.

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Jessa Gamble â€" Life without sleep

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.aeonmagazine.com

As with most human behaviours, it’s hard to tease out our biological need for sleep from the cultural practices that interpret it. The practice of sleeping for eight hours on a soft, raised platform, alone or in pairs, is actually atypical for humans.

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Brain tumour causes uncontrollable paedophilia - 21 October 2002 - New Scientist

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.newscientist.com

The sudden and uncontrollable paedophilia exhibited by a 40-year-old man was caused by an egg-sized brain tumour, his doctors have told a scientific conference. And once the tumour had been removed, his sex-obsession disappeared.

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The last sweet years or bad romance? Handling infidelity in the nursing home Practical Ethics

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Category: Behavior

From blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk

Ulf suffers dementia and lives in a nursing home. He often interacts with Lena, who also has dementia. They seek each other out, invite each other to their rooms, hold hands and kiss. They can clearly express what they prefer (or not).

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Wisdom from Psychopaths?: Scientific American

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.scientificamerican.com

The Paddock Center is an enclosed, highly specialized personality disorder directorate comprising six 12-bedded wards. Around 20 percent of the patients housed there at any one time are what you might call “pure” psychopaths.

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Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost - Daniel Levitin - The Atlantic

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.theatlantic.com

Who you are is the sum total of all that you′ve experienced. Where you went to school, who your friends were, all the things you′ve done or -- just as importantly -- all the things you′ve always hoped to do.

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Evo and Proud: Are the cads outbreeding the dads?

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Category: Behavior

From www.evoandproud.blogspot.com

There is thus plenty of genetic variation for selection to act on. No need to wait for new mutations. But why would there be natural selection for earlier male puberty? One reason is that early puberty is genetically linked to other sexual characteristics.

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Psychology Reveals the Comforts of the Apocalypse Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Category: Behavior

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

Individuals with a history of traumatic experiences, for example, may be fatalistic. For these people, finding a group of like-minded fatalists is reassuring. There may also be comfort in being able to attribute doom to some larger cosmic order—such as an ancient Mayan prophecy.

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Oliver Burkeman on Failed New Year’s Resolutions - Newsweek and The Daily Beast

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Monday, December 31, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.thedailybeast.com

It’s a curious truth about the happiness industry that, unlike most other industries, it doesn’t have much to gain from selling a product that actually works.

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Best Practices for Raising Kids? Look to Hunter-Gatherers - Newsweek and The Daily Beast

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.thedailybeast.com

We are struck by the precocious development of social skills in their children. These are qualities that most of us admire, and would like to see in our own children, but we discourage development of those qualities by ranking and grading our children and constantly ­telling them what to do.

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