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Arranged Marriages Can Be Real Love Connection

Speaking March 10th at the 92nd Street Y's Tribeca site in New York City, Scientific American MIND contributing editor Robert Epstein discussed how arranged marriages can surpass love matches for long-term contentment...

March 11, 2010

Happy People Talk More Seriously

A recent study analyzed 20,000 conversations and found that happiness strongly correlated with talkative people who went beyond the small talk. Christie Nicholson reports

March 6, 2010

The Brain and the Written Word

A cognitive neuroscientist explains his quest to understand how reading works in the mind—and how the brain is changed by education and culture

March 4, 2010 — Gareth Cook

Be Sad and Succeed

People in a bad mood have better judgment and pay more attention to details

March 3, 2010 — Elizabeth King Humphrey

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
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