Psychology

Archived items are listed in reverse order of publication date.

Objectivism vs. Kantianism in The Fountainhead

Examines these opposing philosophies in the story, characters, and theme of Ayn Rand’s great novel.

Interview with Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke on The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason

Drs. Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke discuss their new book The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason, covering ground from how altruism destroys relationships, to why people settle for less-than-ideal partners, to how to ask your lover to experiment sexually.

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock

Temple Grandin, directed by Mick Jackson

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen

Doubt vs. Certainty

Casts certainty on why the movie Doubt is leaving viewers wondering whether they can know anything for sure.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions,
by Dan Ariely

Demystifying Newton: The Force Behind the Genius

Presents key evidence in support of the basic motive that drove Isaac Newton to decode the nature of the physical world, and leaves the widely accepted Freudian view of his motive wanting.

The Educational, Psychological, and Philosophical Assault on Self-Esteem

Examines the misconceptions of self-esteem that are widely accepted and propagated by educators and psychologists today, illustrates the philosophical causes of those misconceptions in modern philosophy, and presents the correct view of self-esteem along with its philosophical roots in rational philosophy.

Mr. Jekyll and Dr. House:
The Reason-Emotion Split as Manifested in House, M.D.

Examines the popular television series House, M.D., zeros in on its main flaw—acceptance of the reason-emotion dichotomy and all that it entails—and shows why this potentially excellent show is tragically mixed.