Behaviour

When worlds collide

Taking the beliefs of others on board, trying them on as a temporary experiment, is the key to understanding their view of the world, writes…


You say you want a revolution

Populists have succeeded in making people feel that they belong to a group that feels what they feel, writes David Rawlings. The wave of populism…


Déjà vu – again

David Rawlings reflects on what happens when you try to make sense of something that you can’t understand. We’ve heard quite a bit of witness…



I like the way I map things out

When you think somebody is being irrational, cruel or stupid it’s useful to ask yourself a simple question, David Rawlings says. ‘What must the world look…




A little give and take goes a long way

Over the years I’ve come to realise that I’m motivated by ideas – something new that captures my imagination. Not any old ideas, just those…


Soft skills: I Don’t Like Your Attitude!

You’ve probably heard the advice, “Recruit for attitude, train for skills”.  It’s a warning against selecting someone on the basis of their exemplary technical or…


The psychology of government

As political parties around the world try to work out why opinion pollsters are struggling to get accurate readings of what is on voters’ minds,…