Military science goes way beyond missile trajectories
A new study suggests there are limits to the “10,000-hour rule” and how far practice and hard work can take an athlete
It’s one of the smallest, shortest words in the English language, but one of the hardest to say. This week, Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, PhD, offers seven ways to say no (and maybe not even feel guilty!)...
The “tiger mother” thesis is refuted by science
Facilitated communication, autism and patients' rights
Witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus
Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution
Preparing a backup plan can increase the odds you’ll need it
Culture and experiences shape what sounds pleasing more than biology does, a study says
There is a fine line between autism and alexithymia—feeling emotions but being unable to identify them
Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception...
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
The human drive to resolve uncertainty is so strong that people will look for answers even when it’s obvious those answers will be painful
The National Center for Science Education's annual Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon highlights the differences between the scientific and creationist outlooks.
Honest communication is key to making the most of your medical care
Scientific American Mind ’s “How to Be a Better...” columnist Sunny Sea Gold and best-selling author Duhigg discuss what makes some people superhumanly productive...
We love animals, yet most of us also eat them. Research is revealing the cognitive tricks we use to resolve the omnivore’s dilemma
Behavior study says bad-cop negotiators can psychologically nudge adversaries together
By analyzing the vocal patterns of couples in therapy, an algorithm was able to predict whether a relationship would get worse or improve. Erika Beras reports.
Old monkeys, like old humans, would rather not make new friends