Exposure to normal stresses is vital for children’s future wellbeing, say academics Jonathan Haidt and Pamela Paresky
Peter AytonBy mollycoddling our children, we're fuelling mental illness in teenagers say @JonHaidt & @PamelaParesky - kids born after 1994 suffer much higher rates of anxiety disorders & depression-their outdoor playtime is down & screen time is up
Neoclassical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous
Peter Ayton“Economics needs to learn from other disciplines: if humans were truly economically rational, it would make no difference whether employers automatically enrolled them into pension schemes”
Nobels to @R_Thaler & D. Kahneman suggest Economics IS learning
A new design of cycle helmet, which incorporates a long, flowing blonde wig and goes on sale this week, is scientifically proven to keep drivers from overtaking too close.
Peter AytonOr maybe the @ianwalker inspired wig helmet is the way? 1) Stops traffic coming close (Hides the helmet from view) 2) Gives you wig benefits-traffic gives more room to wigged cyclists 3) Gives you helmet protection eta.co.uk/2011/04/01/saf… #newsnight
Although it’s the right thing to do, it’s never easy to admit error — particularly when you’re an extremely high-profile scientist whose work is being dissected publicly. So while it’s not a retraction, we thought this was worth noting: A Nobel...
Peter AytonUnderpowered tests of even true hypotheses can get non-significant results–lack of these suggests something is amiss