In responding to the pandemic, society may be hampered by cognitive and political beliefs that distort judgments and lead to irrational decisions
Thinking that we might is an example of what psychologists call “anchoring bias”
Individuals aren’t very good at judging whether someone coughing or sneezing has an infectious condition or is simply reacting to something benign.
Research suggests that cultural beliefs about the phenomenon may make it more terrifying to experience
In this issue, a quantum mystery is solved, and we learn how to measure what matters
We flattened the curve, but there are worrying signs that infections could surge again
Millennials and older adults lead the surge while Gen Z stays on the sidelines
As physicians, we believe that recognizing it begins with understanding our own privilege and biases
Originally published in February 1900
Management researcher Modupe Akinola explains on how stereotypes hurt Black Americans and what we can do to counter them
What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity?
Eric Schwitzgebel investigates an eclectic assortment of mysteries with (unintentional?) irony and humor
It’s not the first time masculine ideology has driven resistance to a public health initiative
Focusing on grievances can be debilitating; social science points to a better way
Your attachment style is formed early in life, and now it affects your adult relationships. Do you see yourself in one of these profiles?
Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don’t Fit Their Worldview
Science denialism is not just a simple matter of logic or ignorance
Sometimes the need to bear witness outweighs the need for privacy
Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why.
Originally published in May 1917