I really enjoy Jesse Bering’s psychology blog on Scientific American; he writes in a style that I find humorously clever and engaging, and broaches some very brave topics. He pushes and challenges the boundaries around the psychological phenomena and behaviours we find acceptable (e.g. with this post); but at the same time, he is certainly not on some sort of reactionary tirade against traditional values, and his writing supports these values where they make sense, e.g. in this post (“Monogamy may not be natural, but neither is indifference to our partners’ sex lives or tolerance for polyamory.”) Because you can’t choose your beliefs, I feel a certain anxious gratitude towards people who show me that the values I have are actually more compatible with my humanistic beliefs than with religion. It is such a relief and makes everything feel well in my mind.
Anyway, so imagine my glee when I found out about the book he has written:
I had no idea he was interested in such subjects! I simply cannot wait for this book to come out!! 😀