Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?

Do you know the story about Hemingway's lost stories? How his wife Hadley, when he asked her to bring all his manuscript drafts to Trieste where he was reporting on an international conference for the Toronto Star, accidentally lost the suitcase containing them in a railway station? The suitcase was never found. For a long … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?

Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?

Let's look at the enigmatic “Big Five Personality Traits" again. They aren't new. The idea began in United States Air Force in the 1950s, then psychologist J.M. Digman proposed the "five factor model" of personality in 1990. Human resource departments in large corporations have been using it for a long time to assess potential employees. … Continue reading Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?

Rescuing Fiction | 10 forgotten Novels you might want to read

When the public stops reading a novel, that book goes into a hibernation that it may never emerge from. The winter of the forgotten can last forever. Some books are never forgotten, and that’s usually because of a character. Many of Dickens’ characters – think of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - may prove … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | 10 forgotten Novels you might want to read

Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?

Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?