Filed Under: “Aeon”

The trust paradox: We learn more when we trust more, even when we’re wrong


It’s easy to see downsides of misplaced trust, it’s much more difficult to see how we could have benefited by believing in others

Does dystopian fiction make people more willing to believe in violence to achieve justice?


New research is beginning to indicate that watching dystopian fiction can incite real-world radicalism

Using facial recognition AI for policing is phrenology with computers


Criminologists and sociologists long ago rejected the idea that criminality could be determined by head shape

The covid crisis has made clear that the private sector depends on the public good


For too long, policymakers have ignored how the common good precedes and is required by private benefit

Why has pop music has become sadder in recent decades?


Once known as an excessively happy genre, pop musicians have become much more willing to express negative sentiments

We often speak of what we believe, but we rarely contemplate the origins of our ideas


While it can be a difficult question, figuring out where our ideas came from is an important one to ask


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