A new look at “the Russian blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception
A rigorous new paper uses a new scientific approach that shows the panic over teen screen time is likely overstated
Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses...
In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with monogamy. Karen Hopkin reports.
Subject who saw a Superman poster were more likely to offer help than were people who saw another image.
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers four signs of over-responsibility, plus three ways to overcome it
The sense of touch generates surprisingly powerful and long-lasting memories
The Nazi regime urged German mothers to ignore their toddlers’ emotional needs—the better to raise hardened soldiers and followers. Attachment researchers say that the harmful effects of that teaching may be affecting later generations...
Users of the social network said they'd require payment of more than $1,000 to quit the platform for one year. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food, and food smells, irresistibly appealing. Karen Hopkin reports.
The holidays can bring joy or dread, but family rituals make them enjoyable, research suggests
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen puts to rest four common travel anxieties
In the absence of rigorous science, psychologists disagree about using the neurobiology of stress to defend police officers who kill
Recent research highlights the mismatch between what people want and what they want to give
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with sex therapist Dr. Stephen Snyder about how to keep the flame burning for years to come
A scientist leverages big data to pin down precepts that extend beyond the self-help aisle
What is mindfulness? Can it really improve your mental state? What does the research have to say about it?
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with psychologist Dr. Joseph Burgo about the often-misunderstood experience of shame
A looming crisis and how to avert it
People are more willing to change their mind about people they initially deem “nasty” versus those they deem “nice”