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Measuring the Ecological Impact of the Wealthy: Excessive Consumption, Ecological Disorganization, Green Crime, and Justice

Abstract Ecological disorganization stemming from conspicuous consumption practices is understudied in the social sciences. In this analysis, […]

Should animals, plants, and robots have the same rights as you?

How humanity’s idea of who deserves moral concern has grown — and will keep growing. Everyone reading […]

Stress Varies Along the Social Density Continuum

Abstract Social stress is ubiquitous in the lives of social animals. While significant research has aimed to […]

I Wrote the Book on User-Friendly Design. What I See Today Horrifies Me

The world is designed against the elderly, writes Don Norman, 83-year-old author of the industry bible Design […]

The anti-colonial politics of degrowth

As degrowth ideas speed their way into social movements and academic research, they have encountered some interesting […]

Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally

Despite the decades-long efforts of sustainability science and related policy and action programs, humanity has not gotten […]

A Biological View of Race

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Genes and Cultures What Creates Our Behavioral Phenome?

A central theme of the flood of literature in recent years in “evolutionary psychology” and “behavioral genetics” […]

Bioethics: Are Our Priorities Right?

Neither biologists nor nonbiologists in today’s society are paying adequate attention to the escalating ethical issues raised […]

Ecoethics: Now Central to All Ethics

Abstract A few years ago, I wrote on the need for expansion of the environmental areas of […]

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Psychopathology at the Limits to Economic Growth: An Essay in 3 Parts

This article looks at the individual and social psychology of the limits to economic growth. It is […]

Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally

Despite the decades-long efforts of sustainability science and related policy and action programs, humanity has not gotten […]

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The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty

A growing group of lawyers are uncovering, navigating, and fighting the automated systems that deny the poor […]

Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience

Resilience is often promoted as a boundary concept to integrate the social and natural dimensions of sustainability. […]

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‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’

A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the […]

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science

Responses to the corona virus are widely perceived as trade-offs between health and wealth.  Political and business […]

Healing the Red-Blue Divide

An expert on conflict resolution offers a new perspective on the ideological tensions that he says are […]

Measuring regenerative economics: 10 principles and measures undergirding systemic economic health

Applying network science concepts and methods to economic systems is not a new idea. In the last […]

Prospects for a World of Declining GDP

Our human species has lived on this earth for about 15,000 generations. Until 1750 there was essentially […]

The Corona Syndrome – Why Fear is more Dangerous than the Virus

There is a wave of anxiety going round the world. It is destructive and has a sickening […]

Decolonizing the Mind with Sherri Mitchell

PCI Executive Director Asher Miller speaks with Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset) on the long history of […]

Decolonization: Digging deeper to get at the roots of systemic injustice and unsustainability

PCI Executive Director Asher Miller speaks with Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset) on the long history of […]

How Burkina Faso’s ‘School For Husbands’ is turning men to darlings

Most marriages have the occasional heated argument. Then there is the need for compromise given partners have […]

What Creates Our Behavioral Phenome?

A central theme of the flood of literature in recent years in “evolutionary psychology” and “behavioral genetics” […]