A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.
Study suggests the best strategy depends on gender
Social scientists have begun to close in on new ways to stop people from taking their own lives
A look at follies, foibles and fumbles
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine ways to stop caring what other people think
The truth about the controversial science that has everyone worried
The rise of the atheists
Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scans show people who can endure greater risk share certain neurological features
Native American kids and non-Native kids conceptualize wild animals differently
Are people in Appalachia deprived of the benefits of technology, or are they protecting themselves from harmful effects of its misuse?
Amidst the horror there is altruism, which leaves a deep impression
Social media mine behavior patterns to tailor online experiences and appeal to individual psychological needs
Amidst a controversy, it’s important to remember that implicit bias is real—and it matters
The cognitive style you need in times of change, explained by best-selling author Leonard Mlodinow
Optimism may not be dead after all. Steven Pinker says our gloomy outlook for humanity is misplaced, and argues for faith in science, reason and democracy
Why do we choose people who are so wrong for us? And more importantly, how can we stop?
AI-controlled devices record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain
Research suggests it’s never too early to ask for a favor in return