Ian Leslie writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, The Economist, The Guardian and the Financial Times. He is the author of several books on human behaviour, the most recent of which is Conflicted: How Productive Disagreements Lead to Better Outcomes (2021). He lives in London.
A good scrap
Disagreements can be unpleasant, even offensive, but they are vital to human reason. Without them we remain in the dark
Cognition and intelligence
Too much information
Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn’t exist. No wonder we are hopeless oversharers