Content on Behavior
Did COVID Change the Rules?
Did COVID-19’s upheavals change some institutions for the better?
What Does “Purity” Mean?
Subconsciously, we tend to link physical and moral purity, but they’re not always linked.
What Does It Mean to Be a Person? Views From Psychology
How can both psychology and Judaism help us look at freedom of choice, happiness and gratitude?
Habits and Awareness: A Neuroscientist’s Perspective
Are humans on autopilot, relying on habits to navigate the world, or are we fully in control of our lives, actively deciding who we are and who we want to be?
ChatGPT Isn’t Good at Arguments. Can We Humans Do Better?
There’s a preference in ChatGPT for finding commonality and agreement – sometimes at the expense of actual argumentation.
Did Esau Fail the Marshmallow Experiment?
Impulsiveness is easier to understand when there are no guarantees.
Change is Hard
During the High Holidays, we are asked to be intentional about who we are, how we’ve been, and who we want to be.
Knowing the Past to Build the Future
God is seen as a parent in the High Holy Day liturgy. And parents know their children – their flaws, their gifts, and even sometimes their actions before they happen.
How Long-Term Should Our Vision Be?
How many resources should we devote to “longtermist” versus “near-termist” goals?
What Does Judaism Have to Say About Privacy?
What do we give away when we compromise our privacy?
Don’t Try To Be the Hero of Your Story
Maybe rather than seeing ourselves as the hero of our story, we can view ourselves more as the protagonist – the one who struggles and who fails, and is deeply imperfect.
The Quarantine Reviewed
Like all of our work on these High Holy Days, a “User Review” draws us out of our own individual concern and calls us to see the wider world around us.