Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn’t kick-start complex social systems
New study finds no changes in health care costs
Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that
The traces we leave on the Web and on our digital devices can give advertisers and others surprising, and sometimes disturbing, insights into our psychology
We reward a productive stretch with a “quick break” that morphs into a two-hour social media sinkhole. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen helps us maximize our breaks and recharge without losing momentum...
Do you have to wait for more than 50 percent of the group to agree with a minority opinion before it can take over? It turns out, you need far less than that
Weekday sleep deprivation with weekend make-up sleeping seems to be worse for blood sugar control than even chronic sleep deprivation alone.
Collaborations between followers of opposing ideologies lead to less biased, higher quality Wikipedia pages
Baseless theories threaten our safety and democracy. It turns out that specific emotions make people prone to such thinking
For individuals a deluge of facts can be a problem
Riders in a peloton benefit more from the eyes of their peers than from a neighbor’s drag reduction
Hundreds of thousands of people experience mania without ever getting depressed. Why does psychiatry insist on calling them bipolar?
Psychiatrist Randolph Nesse, one of the founders of evolutionary medicine, explains why natural selection did not rid our species of onerous psychiatric disorders
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to be happy in a world that can feel like a “Mad Max” chase through the headlines
A brain researcher explains our desire for chocolate and other carbs during tough times
Many people believe in ghosts, but could there be scientific explanations for some of our paranormal experiences?
Generosity helps communities cope with risks and disasters; new research untangles the factors involved
Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.