Recent research finds that a feeling of entitlement to power can inspire hypocrisy. Christie Nicholson reports
Letters to the editor about the September/October 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND
A fear conditioning study finds a way to drive away frightful memories
Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and their cousins have evolved from college fad to global ubiquity in seven short years. Whether they are good for our mental health is another matter
Can an extreme response to fear give us strength we would not have under normal circumstances?
The key to keeping the magic alive in a marriage, experts say, is finding ways to promote the positive
A study in the Journal of Communication found that women who engage in a role-playing game online actually spend more time in the alternate reality than the guy players do. Karen Hopkin reports...
Recent research finds that we all have a tough time remembering names as we age. But for those with early Alzheimer's the decline is significant and includes forgetting biographical information, as well...
Nothing is more fulfilling than being in a successful love relationship. Yet we leave our love lives entirely to chance. Maybe we don't have to anymore
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the November/December issue of Scientific American MIND
More media science coverage would certainly be good. Wouldn't it?
How optimism trumped realism in the positive-psychology movement
Contrary to popular melodramas and musicals, orphanages in many countries seem to take care of abandoned children just as well as adoptive homes
Facial expressions and body language may reinforce racism
Insurgent attacks follow a universal pattern of timing and casualties.
How we understand the location of our own body in space is culturally dependent. Christie Nicholson reports
A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that if people believe that time has flown, they think they had more fun. Karen Hopkin reports
One man's long, noisy, asymmetrical adventure gets him a high five
What do the famous portrait and the former U.S. president have in common?
Researchers are asking hockey players to give up their brains to study the long-term impact of concussions. Christie Nicholson reports