Peter Lamal is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina– Charlotte and a fellow of the division of behavior analysis of the American Psychological Association.
A Fundamental, Costly Error
A review of The Marvelous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W. Staats
Enumerating the Problems with Young-Earth Creationism
A review of The Three Failures of Creationism: Logic, Rhetoric, and Science by Walter M. Fitch
Eight Impediments to Rationality
A review of Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole by Stephen Law
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior by Scott O. Lilienfeld, et al.
The Varied Concepts of ‘Epidemic’ and Our Varied Reactions
Review of Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu by Philip Alcabes.
An Apologia with a Transparent Strategy
Review of The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right. by Jon A. Shields.
The Information You’ve Been Provided Ain’t Necessarily So
Review of Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel Best.
Statistically Significant Results vs. Oomph
The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives by Stephen T. Ziliak
Review of The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
Governed By Emotion
Review of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation. By Drew Westen.
A Call to Be Heeded
Review of Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior. By Lee McIntyre.
Why What We Know Isn’t Necessarily So
Review of Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking. By Thomas Kida.
The Rampant Politicization of Science
Review of The Republican Ware on Science. By Chris Mooney.
Can Atheists Be Ethical and Virtuous?
Review of Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe. By Erik J. Wielenberg.
Review of Kindness in a Cruel World: The Evolution of Altruism. By Nigel Barber.
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