Beginner’s Guide to Social Domain Theory

Morality has to do with how people should  interact with each other.  Moral development research aims to understand how people develop from infancy into adulthood in the way they think about and interact with others.  Since morality involves issues of right and wrong, it is proscriptive or prohibitive–that is, morality is about the ways weContinue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Social Domain Theory”

Academic Publishing is Broken

Why does it cost so much to get access to research? Sometimes students are surprised to hear that researchers do not get paid for publishing research in a journal.  Instead, we are paid by our universities or grants to do research or we do it on our own time (professors do not get paid inContinue reading “Academic Publishing is Broken”

Are People Rational?

Possibly a controversial psychology opinion– I think psychology and press accounts of psychology too often overlook the role of reasoning– using facts (as we know them) in a mostly logical way to guide beliefs and behaviors. Examples: Is There Such a Thing as a Rational Person?  “The short answer is no.”  2017 Decisions are EmotionalContinue reading “Are People Rational?”