A 2010 study claimed that striking certain poses could alter hormone levels and risk-taking behavior. But subsequent studies can’t replicate that finding. Christopher Intagliata reports.
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers fear of driving and how to kick it to the curb
Doubts about a Harvard professor’s landmark finding
The bittersweet emotion increases feelings of vitality
Social hierarchies among rhesus macaques give rise to differences in their ability to respond to bacterial and viral invaders
The holidays can bring joy or dread, but family rituals make them enjoyable, research suggests
How to keep your holiday dinner from turning into a partisan smackdown
You can change your outlook, and it will bring benefits
People are more likely to wear their emotions on their sleeves in countries with a strong history of immigration
Before the smartphone or even Morse code, some rural peoples “spoke” long distance by whistling. Linguists are racing to study the dying languages
The president-elect won the election by artfully shaping and responding to his supporters’ views
A study of seven jurisdictions found that when cops wear body cameras, complaints against them by civilians fall precipitously.
The popular claim that “filter bubbles” are why fake news thrives on Facebook is almost certainly wrong
Two beliefs that put you at risk for depression, and how to rethink them
Julien d’Huy, of the Pantheon–Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of his article in the December 2016 Scientific American.
We are drawn to those who do good deeds
We tend to trust people who adhere to moral rules, even when doing so leads to bad outcomes
The rise of senior citizens may have played a big role in the success of our species
A political scientist’s research explains a lot about why true-blue Wisconsin turned red in 2016, and about the mood of rural and small town America
We’ve all been in situations where the choice is anything but clear. How do you know when to keep on keepin’ on, or wave the white flag of surrender?