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Human origins and Africa

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | July 17, 2012

Archaeology has witnessed a number of recent new discoveries that make this an exciting time to be studying human evolution. In this piece, for example, Dr. Chris Stringer discusses how technology is accelerating — even upending — our understanding of human origins. Accordng to Stringer, though, the scientific community remains in consensus about one thing: modern … Continue reading »

Minding your (other party’s) manners

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | March 26, 2012

When we want to make a good impression, one of the most common mistakes we make is to forget the central role that the other party has in shaping our behavior. We become so preoccupied with what we should or should not do to that we easily forget the importance of the other— the job … Continue reading »