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Sinking Ships Imply Altruism Takes Time

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the survival rates of men, woman and children from the Titanic and the Lusitania, and found more men stayed alive when the ship went down fast, and panic overtook chivalry...

March 2, 2010

Abuse and Attachment

A stifled fear response may explain why young victims stand by their abusers

March 1, 2010 — Erica Westly

Busting Big Myths in Popular Psychology

Pop psych lore is a bewildering mix of fact and fallacy. Here we shatter some widely held misconceptions about the mind and human behavior

February 25, 2010 — Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein

End of the World [1999 Edition]

At the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Stony Brook University's Robert Crease talked about how a 1999 article in Scientific American on Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and a future Nobel laureate got a few people thinking the planet was in jeopardy...

February 25, 2010

To Learn Better, Sleep on It

Naps help move new info from short-term memory storage in the hippocampus to long-term storage in the cortex, said U.C. Berkeley's Matthew Walker at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego on February 21...

February 24, 2010

Living with Schizophrenia

A diagnosis of schizophrenia is not always grounds for despair

February 24, 2010 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz

Fighting Crime with Math

Scientists at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science presented a mathematical model to predict criminal behavior and police success. Christie Nicholson reports...

February 20, 2010

The Pluses of Getting It Wrong

New research makes the case for difficult tests in schools and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn

February 18, 2010 — Henry L. Roediger III and Bridgid Finn

Limits of Perception

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March 2010 issue of Scientific American

February 17, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina
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