PDF document: N.K. Gervais - Reification of Disorders In psychological science, what counts as a disorder undergoes constant reexamination. Scholars are frequently bringing modifications to diagnostic manuals based on their latest experimental results. Yet, the way disorders are constructed and updated is sporadically investigated, especially in contrast with the amount of research within the framework … Continue reading Reificating Disorders Into Natural Kinds
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
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.
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 Unpublished manuscript.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
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.
Over her lifetime, a woman costs $150,000 in taxes. And men? $0.
If you get involved in discussions about EP, chances are that you will meet most, if not all, of these specimens.
A huge paradox about religion is that those who believe the most firmly in the theory of evolution are exactly those who are slowly being eliminated by natural selection.
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
Why are autistic people atheist? Does it come from a rational cognitive style?