to each their own addiction

An only slightly fictionalized story, for my long-suffering wife. “It’s happening again,” I tell my wife from the couch. “I’m having that soul-crushing experience again.” “Too much work?” she asks, expecting the answer to be yes, since no matter what quantity of work I’m actually burdened with at any given moment, the way I describe … Continue reading to each their own addiction

you can’t make this stuff up (but Freud could)

Out of idle curiosity, I just spent a few minutes looking up the origin of the phrase “the narcissism of small differences.” Turns out it’s one of Freud’s many contributions to our lexicon, and originates in his 1917 article The Taboo of Virginity: Crawley, in terms that are hardly distinguishable from those employed by psychoanalysis, … Continue reading you can’t make this stuff up (but Freud could)

of postdocs and publishing models: two opportunities of (possible) interest

I don’t usually use this blog to advertise things (so please don’t send me requests to publicize your third cousin’s upcoming bar mitzvah), but I think these two opportunities are pretty cool. They also happen to be completely unrelated, but I’m too lazy to write two separate posts, so… Opportunity 1: We’re hiring! Well, not … Continue reading of postdocs and publishing models: two opportunities of (possible) interest

The psychology of parapsychology, or why good researchers publishing good articles in good journals can still get it totally wrong

Unless you’ve been pleasantly napping under a rock for the last couple of months, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about a forthcoming article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP) purporting to provide strong evidence for the existence of some ESP-like phenomenon. (If you’ve been napping, see here, here, here, here, here, … Continue reading The psychology of parapsychology, or why good researchers publishing good articles in good journals can still get it totally wrong