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Bering in Mind

Bering in Mind

A research psychologist's curious look at human behavior

One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity

I'm as sworn to radical rationalism as the next neo-Darwinian materialist. That said, over the years I've had to "quarantine," for lack of a better word, a few anomalous personal experiences that have stubbornly defied my own logical understanding of them...

November 25, 2014 — Jesse Bering

Why Do High Heels Make Women Seem More Attractive?

On a trip to Italy a few years ago, my partner and I peered into the faraway distance at that famously angled phallus that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, when suddenly we became aware of a small scene unfolding before us...

July 23, 2014 — Jesse Bering

A Good Man is Hard to Find, So Here’s an (Evolutionary) Tip

We’re herd animals... especially the female members of our species when it comes to their dating instincts. That’s the conclusion one might reasonably draw from the results of a new study in press at the journal Human Nature...

July 15, 2014 — Jesse Bering
The Original Cupid Was a Sociopath

The Original Cupid Was a Sociopath

“Winged Cupid, rash and hardy, who by his evil manners, contemning all public justice and law, armed with fire and arrows, running up and down in the nights from house to house, and corrupting lawful marriages of every person, doth nothing but evil.” Lucius Apuleius, The Tale of Cupid and Psyche (late second century A.D.) [...]..

February 14, 2014 — Jesse Bering

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