Recommended Media Links

Here are some posts, articles, videos, websites, blogs, documents, studies, and more that CRGI members recommend in no particular order. The name in parentheses is person who made the recommendation.

The Value of Probabilistic Thinking: Spies, Crime, and Lightning Strikes – Hock Hochheim

Cooper’s Color Code | You’re Doing it Wrong – DP Friesen

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus – DP Friesen

The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting – Erik Kondo

Thresholds of Violence – Erik Kondo

Verbal Management of Aggression – Garry Smith

Real and Imagined Movements Are Controlled by the Brain in the Same Way – DP Friesen

Fight Formula – Hock Hochheim

Facebook stock takes hit on FTC probe and news it records users’ call logs – DP Friesen

Why Kids Need to Play – Ashtag Rustomji

A new movement to speak truth to identity politics is our best hope against regressive thinking – Marc MacYoung

This Is Your Brain On War – Erik Kondo

A gun won’t give you the guts  to run toward danger – Darren Friesen

Why men fight, rape and kill: Author explores the psychology of male violence – Hock Hochheim

Psychopaths Don’t Lack Empathy: They Just Have The Ability To Turn It Off At Will – Ashtad Rustomji

Why do almost all of the many school shooters/mass shooters fit the profile of young and socially dysfunctional male? – Malcolm Rivers

How to Stop Violence – Erik Kondo

The Swiss Difference: A Gun Culture That Works – Erik Kondo

The Myth That Mental Illness Causes Mass Shootings – Siofra Scath Beag

Why Fighter Pilots know that Quick Reactions are for Losers – Erik Kondo

A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue – Marc MacYoung

Revenge of the Lizard Brain – Darren Friesen


Meet the Self Defense Workouts With a Message of Empowerment for Women – Erik Kondo



The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes. – Toby Cowen

Why We Learned to Fight – Erik Kondo

Col. Cooper’s Color Code – You’re Doing it Wrong – Erik Kondo

36 powerful men accused of sexual misconduct after Harvey Weinstein – Erik Kondo

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do – Erik Kondo

What power does to your brain and your body – Darren Friesen

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society – Erik Kondo

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

 The Biology of Good and Evil

6 Benefits of Roughhousing for Kids – Darren Friesen

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine – Erik Kondo

The History Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Japan’s Bad Ass Female Samurai – Garry Smith

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart – Toby Cowern

Science’s Journey From Data To Truth – Erik Kondo

Logical Fallacies vs Cognitive Biases – Dillon Beyer

Two pedals drive the bi-cycle of violence: reactive and appetitive aggression – Nathan Wagar

6 Really Good Sites with FREE Video Lectures from Top US Colleges – Ashtad Rustomji

Your Brain Is Hardwired For Outrage – DP Friesen

How Many Senses Do Humans Have? Are there More Than Five Senses? – Jacob Rollo


Camille Paglia: How to Deal with Men Like Harvey Weinstein – Marc MacYoung

Coerced Sex Not Uncommon for Young Men, Teenage Boys, Study Finds – Erik Kondo

A rape epidemic — by women? Column – Marc MacYoung

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle – Ashtad Rusomji

7 Habits That Make People Seem Less Intelligent – Erik Kondo

The Most Common Reasons Marriages Fail, According To Divorce Lawyers – Marc MacYoung

Why Our Brains Need Sleep, and What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough – Darren Friesen

Pre-Assault Cues! Or not… – Jacob Rollo

The Science Of A Takedown – Jacob Rollo

TripAdvisor removed warnings about rapes and injuries at Mexico resorts, tourists say – DP Friesen

Study: Schools with Bullying Prevention Programs Have More Bullying – Marc MacYoung

The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country – Erik Kondo

50 Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius, Emperor Of Rome – Erik Kondo

Handgun Stopping Power: Science vs. “40 years of Experience” – Erik Kondo

Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists – Erik Kondo

The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans – Toby Cowern

Americans Agree More Than They Realize – Marc MacYoung

‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use – SHTF

Psychological abusers don’t go for the weak — they choose strong people because they ‘like a challenge’  – Marc MacYoung

Brain waves reflect different types of learning – Darren Friesen

Sexual Victimization by Women Is More Common Than Previously Known – Marc MacYoung

Embrace the Violence: Why disarming the populace will never work – Darren Friesen

Stress Diminishes Our Capacity to Sense New Dangers – Darren Friesen

I’m Not a Sheepdog (and you shouldn’t be either) – Erik Kondo

Almost 75% of all children are subjected to violence each year, research finds – Erik Kondo

A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes – DP Friesen

Police Performance Under Stress – Erik Kondo

US Knife Laws – Paul DiRienzo

Why is There So Much Bullying in Schools? – Marc MacYoung

Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose – Erik Kondo

Gorillas in our midst: sustained inattentional blindness for dynamic events – Kathy Jackson

How Rituals Alter the Brain to Help Us Perform Better – Ashtad

Reality Fighting on The Brain – Darren F.

Learning And Unlearning to Fear: The Two Faces of Noradrenaline – Darren Friesen

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists – Hock H.

The empty brain – Erik Kondo

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills – Darren Friesen

The strange links between intelligence and prejudice – Darren Friesen

Rape at universities: One program is proven to reduce it – Garry Smith

Authoritarians to the Right of Me, Authoritarians to the Left – Marc MacYoung

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility – Marc MacYoung

UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it – Marc MacYoung

Why Cops Develop These 6 Weird and Often Strange Character Traits – Kasey Kleckeisen

Radical Theory Overturns Old Model of How Emotions are Made – Erik Kondo

Strip or Retire: Why Every Man Should Have Skin in the Game – Terry Trahan

How Anti-White Rhetoric Is Fueling White Nationalism – Erik Kondo

I Don’t Like The Antifa – Marc MacYoung

Daycare Owner Recounts Using MMA to Thwart Attempted Child Abduction – Erik Kondo

Sexual Assault May Trigger Involuntary Paralysis – Erik Kondo

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear – Darren Friesen

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence – Darren Friesen

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be – Erik Kondo


Full transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ interview with The Islander – Erik Kondo

Acid attack first aid: What you need to do immediately to help victims

The Dark Side of Empathy – DP Friesen

Terry Gobanga: ‘I was gang-raped on my wedding day’ – Tammy Yard-McCracken


10 Harrowing Stories Of MMA Stars Suffering Memory Loss – DP Friesen

Long Term Effects of A Lifetime of Grappling Competition Training – DP Friesen

Self-defence against knife attacks: a full review – Erik Kondo

The Three Pillars of Motivation – Erik Kondo

4 Ways to Accquire Navy Seals’ Mental Toughness – Raymond Dettinger

A growing movement in fitness sees psychological training as a new key to hacking human performance – DP Friesen

Going to the Ground: Lessons from Law Enforcement – Pat Bush

The Dangers of Empathy – Marc MacYoung

Are My Traditional Martial Arts Useless? – Erik Kondo

How to Raise an American Adult – Erik Kondo   – John Kruschke

New Reuters Poll Proves That Many Americans Can’t Think for Themselves – Terry Trahan


Living in a Code Yellow World – DP Friesen

Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies – DP Friesen

Why You Need to Carry Tourniquets – Terry Trahan

The Most Overlooked Self Defense Skill We NEED, To Keep Our Family Safe – Kathy Jackson

Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa) – Marc MacYoung

Winning a Knife Fight – Erik Kondo

10 Toxic People to Avoid at All Costs – Erik Kondo

The Cold, Hard Truth of Training to Survive Physical Violence – Garry Smith

10 Self-Defense Tips From Boxer Jack Dempsey, Circa 1950 – Garry Smith

Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex – DP Friesen

Martial Arts Is Not Self-Defence: Real World Violence Prevention – Garry Smith

If you want resilient kids stop doing these seven things – Erik Kondo

Fighting – and, not or – Fitness – Garry Smith

When a Cop is Just Wrong… – Erik Kondo

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You – DP Friesen

Why We Need Alpha Males – Garry Smith

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3857: Taunting a Snowplow Driver – Belleville, Ontario – Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS) – Erik Kondo

How To Defend Against Donald Trump’s Arm Drag Handshake – Kasey Keckeisen

Study finds that heel-down posture in great apes and humans confers a fighting advantage – Garry Smith

The Rise of the Praetorian Class – Terry Trahan

Anti-Intellectualism and the “Dumbing Down” of America – Erik Kondo

About That “Punching Nazis” Thing… – Kathy Jackson

Stop hating everyone who didn’t vote like you – Kathy Jackson

Bridging the gap between citizens and police – Tim Boehlert

Social instability lies ahead, researcher says – Erik Kondo

Days of Rage – Toby Cowern

Why Your Brain May Be Wired To Believe Fake News – Erik Kondo