Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
Nature and nurture both contribute to gender inequality in leadership – but that doesn't mean patriarchy is forever
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
anthropology gender gender-inequality leadership human-evolutionary-biology social-norms competition gender-roles evolutionary-biology competitiveness patriarchy gender-norms womens-leadership
Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.
March 2, 2020 • ~8 min
biodiversity birds ecology citizen-science wildlife wildlife-conservation ornithology competition bird-feeding wildlife-biology