The obsessive interests that consume many kids on the spectrum may turn out to be pathways to growth
A debate is growing among experts over how to meet their urgent needs
The path to wrongdoing is sometimes more like a cliff than a slippery slope
When reading people's emotions, careful thinking may pay off
Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
When it comes to cultivating genius, talent matters, but motivation may matter more
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot
Flagging children early offers the possibility of more effective treatment
Social media charity campaigns spread like wildfire but burn out fast
The psychological cost of these jams may be underestimated
Before cell phones, rural peoples around the world communicated with elaborate languages constructed of whistles.
A new study reveals how we judge the best dancers
Women rate a man they see with an attractive woman as more desirable than an unattached man. Erika Beras reports.
The push for rigorous prekindergarten education has overlooked the evidence on how young kids really learn best
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mind
Science contemplates the incomprehensible
Charles Platkin, director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl
A "self-enhancement" effect that can have negative consequences for all of us
Researchers see some promise in ibogaine, a well-known hallucinogen, and related compounds