The Situationist will be enthused by the appearance of the most recent issue of New Scientist. It includes three articles on topics near and dear to that blog; the first two require a subscription.
- They made me do it, “No matter how free-thinking you believe yourself to be, being part of a group can make you do stupid or even despicable things”
- Editorial: Swayed by the crowd, “Our deepest notions of justice and responsibility are being undermined – sometimes badness comes from the situation, not the individual”
- Violent, antisocial, beyond redemption?
As a bonus…
- National Public Radio asks, Do ‘Truth Serums’ Work?
- CTV News explores neuroplasticity in Psychiatrist explores brain’s capacity to transform. It reports on Dr. Norman Doidge’s book The Brain That Changes Itself.