Getting to Know Me
Psychodynamic therapy has been caricatured as navel-gazing, but studies show powerful benefits
Their Pain, Our Gain
You've heard that misery loves company. Enjoying others' misery does, too
In emergencies, people don't panic. In fact, they show a remarkable ability to organize themselves and support one another
When Character Crumbles
A little-known dementia that destroys social sensibilities and emotions reveals the neural roots of personality
Meeting Your Match
Feelings of rivalry can change our thoughts and behavior
What Makes a Good Parent?
A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids
Mind over Magic?
Magicians dazzle us by exploiting loopholes in the brain's circuitry for perceiving the world and paying attention