Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution
Doubts cast on police implicit bias training
Spiking rates of nearsightedness are becoming a global health problem— but a simple behavioral change could be the solution
Preparing a backup plan can increase the odds you’ll need it
Culture and experiences shape what sounds pleasing more than biology does, a study says
There is a fine line between autism and alexithymia—feeling emotions but being unable to identify them
Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception.
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
The human drive to resolve uncertainty is so strong that people will look for answers even when it’s obvious those answers will be painful
The National Center for Science Education's annual Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon highlights the differences between the scientific and creationist outlooks.
Honest communication is key to making the most of your medical care
Scientific American Mind’s “How to Be a Better...” columnist Sunny Sea Gold and best-selling author Duhigg discuss what makes some people superhumanly productive
We love animals, yet most of us also eat them. Research is revealing the cognitive tricks we use to resolve the omnivore’s dilemma
Behavior study says bad-cop negotiators can psychologically nudge adversaries together
By analyzing the vocal patterns of couples in therapy, an algorithm was able to predict whether a relationship would get worse or improve. Erika Beras reports.
Old monkeys, like old humans, would rather not make new friends
Why patience pays when looking for love
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A name’s sound can convey masculine or feminine traits
It’s been about a year since we covered "How to Talk To Kids About Terrorism," and sadly, the topic is still as timely as ever