Bucket List?

I was part of a prestigious panel in Australia and the moderator asked what was on our bucket lists. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it’s a list of things you want to do before “kicking the bucket,” while still…

Blaming the Victim

When I give lectures around my book, _Counterclockwise_, not infrequently someone will ask whether the idea I’m espousing—that we have far more control over our illnesses than most of us realize—inevitably leads to blaming the victim. Their reasoning must be…

Mind Power

At the time, the dominant view in the field of psychology assumed that human decision-making was a thoroughly logical process, driven by a constant calculation of probabilities and costs and benefits. The reaction to that botched deal made Langer suspect…