Research reveals the common mistakes we make when trying to help
Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into why our minds love to go green
Political attitudes reflect cognitive styles that are rooted in differing cultures
People asked to imagine how flooding or droughts would affect particular people or places were more likely to engage in environmentally friendly actions
Donald Trump’s election suggests supporters view an outsider’s lies as symbolic protests against the establishment
Researchers are developing wristbands and apps to predict moods—but the technology has pitfalls as well as promise
But the effect depends on context
New research has disturbing implications
Get informed and make better choices—or maybe you shouldn’t vote at all
Why the singular of “data” is not “anecdote”
Corruption, distrust and inequality reinforce one another in a destructive loop
Fans of this violent music report feelings of transcendence and positive emotions; psychologists want to learn why
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen busts the 5 biggest myths of mindfulness
Where financial disparities are greatest, the murder rate tends to be high
Research demonstrates the power of “cultural brokers”
A study shows growing national wealth and gender equality accentuates differences in the types of choices men and women make
By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A study correlating personality traits with financial data found that agreeable people had lower savings, higher debt and higher bankruptcy rates. Christopher Intagliata reports.
English as-a-first-language Canadian study subjects were less trusting of statements in English spoken with a foreign accent, unless the speaker sounded confident about their assertion.