ADHD, Autism, and Psychopathy as Life Strategies: The Role of Risk Tolerance on Evolutionary Fitness

Highlights: >Autism, to ADHD, to psychopathy are only present in males >They are a competitive levels varying on risk tolerance >Males advance through levels of intrasexual competition >Successful competition increases testosterone, decreases cortisol >Higher testosterone and lower cortisol facilitate psychopathic behavior >Unsuccessful competition decreases testosterone, increases cortisol >Lower testosterone and higher cortisol facilitate autistic behavior … Continue reading ADHD, Autism, and Psychopathy as Life Strategies: The Role of Risk Tolerance on Evolutionary Fitness

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When Men Pay Taxes, Women Become Promiscuous.

Since the last century, the unprecedented growth in the budget of Western governments has radically changed gender dynamics. This expansion of the government was caused by women's right to vote, and women's subsequent voting patterns. The resulting multiplication of public services has progressively replaced men's traditional role, which alleviated the complementarity and interdependence of men and women … Continue reading When Men Pay Taxes, Women Become Promiscuous.

Social Motivation as The Extreme Female Brain: Borderline, Dependent, and Histrionic Personality Disorders

This is a paper I wrote in my free time as a second year psychology bachelor student. It wasn't published anywhere. Here's a PDF copy in APA style: The Extreme Female Brain - Nicolas Kilsdonk-Gervais. Cite as: Kilsdonk-Gervais, N. (2017). Social Motivation as The Extreme Female Brain: Borderline, Dependent, and Histrionic Personality Disorders. Unpublished manuscript.  Abstract … Continue reading Social Motivation as The Extreme Female Brain: Borderline, Dependent, and Histrionic Personality Disorders

Research finds that women, but not men, dislike female bosses.

You have probably heard the stereotype that men don't like having a female boss. It is also often cited as one of the primary reasons preventing women from reaching higher positions, because of their fear of social disapproval. Often, this stereotype is expressed in the form of accusations, such as by saying that men's masculinity … Continue reading Research finds that women, but not men, dislike female bosses.

ADHD: A Myth in Search of Legitimacy

This text appeared on Huffington Post Québec in french. Click to read Given the abstract concepts in psychology, it is often almost impossible to prove anything with infallible methods. Conversely, it is equally complex to discredit the myths of popular psychology. This is exactly where psychiatry is capitalizing, particularly in the case of attention deficit … Continue reading ADHD: A Myth in Search of Legitimacy