For individuals a deluge of facts can be a problem
Riders in a peloton benefit more from the eyes of their peers than from a neighbor’s drag reduction
Hundreds of thousands of people experience mania without ever getting depressed. Why does psychiatry insist on calling them bipolar?
Psychiatrist Randolph Nesse, one of the founders of evolutionary medicine, explains why natural selection did not rid our species of onerous psychiatric disorders
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to be happy in a world that can feel like a “Mad Max” chase through the headlines
A brain researcher explains our desire for chocolate and other carbs during tough times
Many people believe in ghosts, but could there be scientific explanations for some of our paranormal experiences?
Generosity helps communities cope with risks and disasters; new research untangles the factors involved
Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.
How does our outlook on life, the world, and the future affect our health and well-being?
A study in Seattle shows the power of starting the day later
It may not be what you think
Individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery expect to look better, but they also want to feel happier and more confident. Does it work?
Scientists start to tackle “collective narcissism”
Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A new study shows that door-to-door “deep canvassing” conversations can change real voters’ attitudes to be more tolerant
A scientific look at an emotion that shapes our times
Children without siblings have long been thought of as spoiled and selfish. Are the claims true?
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips for when Jeff from accounting stops by to give you the play-by-play of his morning