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Do Parents Matter?

A researcher argues that peers are much more important than parents, that psychologists underestimate the power of genetics, and that we have a lot to learn from Asian classrooms

July 8, 2009 — Jonah Lehrer

Severe Weather Psychology, Part 2

A psychology PhD student from the University of Sheffield shares her initial observations on how well local people understand the behavior of tornadoes. Christie Nicholson reports

July 8, 2009

Severe Weather Psychology, Part 1

Jacqui Wilmshurst, a PhD psychology student at the University of Sheffield, is spending summer in the field studying human reactions to severe weather and tornadoes. In this special longer-than-usual episode, she shares her initial findings...

July 7, 2009

Forensic Tools Battle Ivory Poachers

The illegal slaughter of African elephants for ivory is now worse than it was at its peak in the 1980s. New forensic tools based on DNA analysis can help stop the cartels behind this bloody trade...

July 6, 2009 — Samuel K. Wasser, Bill Clark and Cathy Laurie
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