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Are human beings less violent than before? Why do we adopt certain moral and political judgements? Why is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger? How do we decide which criminal policies are effective? What is the Population Challenge for the 21st Century? What is social science? In Big Ideas in Social Science, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton put these and more of our society’s burning questions to 18 of the world’s leading social scientists including Steven Pinker, Ann Oakley, Lawrence Sherman, Kate Pickett, Robert J. Shiller and Doreen Massey. The result is a collection of thought-provoking discussions that span the fields of sociology, politics, economics, criminology, geography and many more. From the people who brought us the Philosophy Bites series, Big Ideas in ...

BRUCE HOOD ON THE SUPERNATURAL
BRUCE HOOD ON THE SUPERNATURAL
Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood is the Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Bristol. He undertook his PhD at Cambridge University followed by appointments at University College London, MIT, and as a faculty professor at Harvard. He has been awarded an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz Memorial Award, and the Media and Public Engagement Award by the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Royal Society of Biology, and the British Psychological Society. He is the President of the British Association ...

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