There’s no reason to focus so much on weaknesses
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
Remnants of a beer-making operation some 5,000 years old have been found in northern China.
Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed
Recent studies shed light on the link between urban living and psychosis
Management guru Adam Grant explains how nonconformists are more ordinary than we think
Seven enlightening studies from social psychology hold vital lessons for policy makers—and the rest of us
Growing evidence suggests a link
Urban green spaces may boost cognition in schoolchildren and reduce the health effects of inequality in people of all ages
New books about addiction, autism and the mysteries of other people’s minds
Ahead of elections, science takes on the proverbial “BS detector”
Science writer Kayt Sukel’s new book draws on economics and neuroscience to redefine risk
Memories and emotions—not reason—hold the key to reclaiming young fanatics, according to an expert team in France
Our political attitudes may be written in our DNA
Are kids being spanked for acting out or acting out because they’re spanked?
An experiment with sweaty T-shirts shows the power of defining groups—and how easily it can be changed
Win more people over by dialing down the aggression
Neural images show it takes more than logic and facts to win a political argument
From Aristotle to Watson, views on the mind, brain and soul have evolved. A brilliant new book adds perspective
Primatologist Frans de Waal discusses his latest book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Norton, 2016).