About Denise @MindWithAView
Dr. Denise D. Cummins is research psychologist, an author and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her most recent book is “Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas That Influence the Way We Think.” In her Psychology Today blog and PBS NewsHour articles, Cummins describes what she and other cognitive scientists are discovering about the way people think, solve problems and make decisions.
Denise’s Recent Stories
Economy Aug 09Column: What we can learn from a Google employee’s epic failure to understand gender differences
A male software engineer’s 10-page manifesto against Google’s diversity initiatives has gone viral inside the company. Here's what he gets wrong.
Economy Aug 29Column: What’s making students ‘less resilient’?
The most frequently cited culprits implicated in declining student resilience are "helicopter parenting" and an overly regimented K-12 education system. Yet feedback from parents and students tell a very different story — one in which the economy plays a starring…
Nation Jul 13Column: Are police shootings racially biased?
Two decades of scientific investigations suggest a nuanced answer.
Making Sen$e Jun 28Column: Working parents have two jobs — and both are important to the economy
It’s time we acknowledge that working parents have two jobs — the one at work and the one at home — and both are equally important to our economy.
Economy Apr 26What Oprah and Warren Buffett can teach us about risk
What do Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett have in common? They are both calculated risk takers.
Economy Mar 30If you grew up poor, your college degree may be worth less
The payoff for a college degree is much less for those who grew up poor than for those who did not.
Economy Mar 17Column: What Ayn Rand got wrong about human nature
The annals of history show that even if one is talented enough to create enormous wealth, monopolizing that wealth for oneself is a dangerous course of action.
Economy Feb 16Column: This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously
The core of Ayn Rand's philosophy is that unfettered self-interest is good and altruism is destructive. So what if we indeed allowed ourselves to be blinded to all but our own self-interest?…
Economy Feb 12Column: Why millennial women don’t want to call themselves feminists
Why do the vast majority of Americans believe in equality for women in the workplace and the home, yet refuse to call themselves "feminists"?…
Economy Oct 01Psychological studies can’t always be reproduced, and that’s OK
Science proceeds by fits and starts, and replication failures don’t necessarily spell doom for a scientific endeavor.