Reflections on the year of COVID-19: personal failures, related psychological and social dynamics, and possible lessons

In the context of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and related crises – which are rapidly intensifying in much of the northern hemisphere as their second wave worsens – I want to reflect on last year and try to begin to identify some possible lesson learned. 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget and for … [Read more…]

Books I found interesting or that influenced me in 2018

Here’s an overview of some books I found interesting (you might also) and/or influenced me this year: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt: presents an interesting introduction to the field of moral psychology and theories of moral reasoning. Interesting discussion of Haidt’s views on human nature especially human groupish-ness, righteousness, and selfishness hypocrisy. Argues we … [Read more…]