A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids
Psychologists have long seen shaming as destructive, but new science suggests we can harness it to motivate transgressors to make amends
In an analysis of 14 presidential debate transcripts, two thirds of accusations of question-dodging had no merit. Christopher Intagliata reports.
There’s no reason to focus so much on weaknesses
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
Remnants of a beer-making operation some 5,000 years old have been found in northern China.
Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed
Recent studies shed light on the link between urban living and psychosis
Management guru Adam Grant explains how nonconformists are more ordinary than we think
Seven enlightening studies from social psychology hold vital lessons for policy makers—and the rest of us
Growing evidence suggests a link
Urban green spaces may boost cognition in schoolchildren and reduce the health effects of inequality in people of all ages
New books about addiction, autism and the mysteries of other people’s minds
Ahead of elections, science takes on the proverbial “BS detector”
Science writer Kayt Sukel’s new book draws on economics and neuroscience to redefine risk
Memories and emotions—not reason—hold the key to reclaiming young fanatics, according to an expert team in France
Our political attitudes may be written in our DNA
Are kids being spanked for acting out or acting out because they’re spanked?
An experiment with sweaty T-shirts shows the power of defining groups—and how easily it can be changed
Win more people over by dialing down the aggression