09/23/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Princeton University Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Eldar Shafir. He specializes in cognitive science and behavioral economics. Shafir is the co-author of SCARCITY: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. They say scarcity predicts that daily errors are common and unavoidable . . . no matter how motivated the person.
04/04/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with social psychologist Sam Sommers. He’s written SITUATIONS MATTER: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World. Context affects our behavior in inexplicable ways: peaceful persons joining a riot . . . a sports fan who behaves like a lout . . .