Monthly Archives: March 2011


The Academy of Cognitive Therapy opens new membership levels

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Of all the professional associations to which I belong, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy ( is one of the best. I especially value the high levels of CBT discussions and information on the Academy’s ListServ. Until recently, the only way to join the Academy (and be able to read the ListServ) was to become a […]


Upending Neodarwinism

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

The Selfish Gene got it backwards. Dawkins accepted Tennyson’s metaphor of “tooth and claw,” expressed W. D. Hamilton’s ideas in plain language, worked in synchrony with Hawk and Dove fans, and reinforced the image of selfishness “learning” cooperation. (Irony: all of this happened despite tenuous degrees of kinship between the investigators!) Strogatz (Sync) and Barabsi […]


Welcome to the New Behavior Online

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Welcome to the New Behavior Online. We’ve switched over to a blog format, to better allow people to comment on posts, and to encourage an engaging and thoughtful conversation. So come join us today! Why Did You Switch? We found the forum software to be ill-suited for the types of content and conversation we want […]