Month: November 2016

Coerced Confessions and the War of the Ideologies

The rivalry between the United States and China is not just a competition for economic or military supremacy, much more importantly it is a battle over ideas. The most significant of these ideas involves the question of how society ought to be fundamentally structured and to what extent the state can constrict a citizen’s liberty. It is a contest between two diametrically opposed ways of living.

Medicine, like Law, Illustrates the Importance of Biases

Applied insights from cognitive and behavioral psychology aren’t limited to the disciplines of economics or law: those insights can also be applied to the field of medicine.

For example, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that physicians who receive free meals from pharmaceutical representatives are more likely to prescribe those drugs promoted by the companies.