It's not what you think
Recent research finds that body language significantly improves how well we are understood by our audience. Christie Nicholson reports
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker talked about the thesis of his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 17...
A new study suggests that women on the pill are happy with their man's practical credentials, but are not necessarily swooning between the sheets. Christopher Intagliata reports
The surprising psychology of the Occupy Wall Street protests
There is, it turns out, more than one kind of "objectification"
An analysis of top-grossing movies from the last decade shows that films with smoking make less money
We tend to move closer to those who share our physical traits
Research shows that young children tend to think that naturally occurring objects like pinecones or rocks cannot be owned. Christie Nicholson reports
Rates of violent deaths have declined, but psychologist Robert Epstein argues in this review that it is too early to praise human nature's "better angels."
Be skeptical of claims that we live in an ever more dangerous world
Seeing an ad after seeing a political candidate you don't like can affect your opinion of the product in the ad. Amy Kraft reports
Evolution biased the human mind to attend to some types of information over others—often the exact opposite of what teachers wish children would learn
Activity in the brain's "hate circuit" is out of sync across the circuit's three regions, leading to self-loathing and other failures to deal appropriately with feelings of hate, research suggests...
In a magisterial new book, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that humanity's "better angels" are triumphing
Although many therapists think it is possible, research raises doubts
New evidence shows that chimpanzees aren't as selfish as many scientists thought
A study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE finds that many judge race based on types of clothing. Christie Nicholson reports