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Psychology’s answer to trolling and online abuse

If the ‘sleep of reason produces monsters’ then psychological science offers the tools to awaken it Do we each harbour a dark passenger? A malevolent psychopath? A fragile narcissist? Contrary to popular belief, decades of psychological research shows that anyone is capable of aggression, cruelty and violence. The “self” is…

Study finds musical interaction cultivates empathy in children

Schools could one day add “empathy education” to their curriculum. New research suggests that understanding the emotional state of others is something that can be learned and practiced. According to a study published in the July issue of Psychology of Music, playing musical games can help cultivate a sense of…

This ain’t no party, this is empathy boot camp, ladies

Those evo psych quacks are getting craftier about pushing their message (in essence: women are less worthy than men and therefore should have to do more work for less pay)—the trick increasingly is not to flatter male egos by telling them that they’re meant to roam around town fucking everyone…

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