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By Mary Bates Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Animal Minds
The ability to learn from others could give invasive species an advantage in new environments.
By Damon Centola, Ph.D. on November 02, 2018 in How Behavior Spreads
Can social media improve our political process? The science of social networks gives new insight into how it goes wrong—and how to fix it.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on October 28, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Halloween is the one night of the year we interact with strangers parading around in costumes—some of which are often visually disturbing. Thankfully, there are ways to stay safe.
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on October 25, 2018 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Should mothers be criminally charged for delivering opioid-dependent newborns?
By John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D. on September 26, 2018 in Parenting With Purpose
Are you aware of the racial biases you've learned over a lifetime in this culture? Here are a few tips for changing those biases over time.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on August 29, 2018 in Inside Out, Outside In
While many schools teach the Common Core, based on a standardized text, that may be less valuable than teaching social emotional learning skills.
By Tim Elmore on August 23, 2018 in Artificial Maturity
You may be surprised about the benefits of developing discipline in young adults.
By Tim Elmore on July 19, 2018 in Artificial Maturity
Are you developing these skills in the students or young adults in your life?
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on July 16, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
We can all do our part to be more mindful to lower frustration and anger out there as well as model good behavior. It really matters. Can you help?
By Lonny D. Meinecke Ph.D. on June 27, 2018 in Theory and Praxis
Can horses understand human social cues? New research says yes. Perhaps this has helped these beloved creatures live with us?
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on June 12, 2018 in Hot Thought
Features such as personality, character, and intelligence result from interactions of genes, epigenetics, learning, and choice.
By Alan S. Rockoff M.D., F.A.A.D. on May 04, 2018 in Act Like a Doctor, Think Like a Patient
Why do people who look moderan and reasonable let charlatans treat them with harmful nonsense?
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on May 01, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
If we can accomplish both civility and hospitality in our relationship with others then we may have a chance of reaching true solidarity. Our very survival might depend on it!
By Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. on April 09, 2018 in The Mind Menagerie
Can a robotic reptile teach children compassion instead of aggression? New research suggests a promising outcome.
By John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D. on March 27, 2018 in Parenting With Purpose
Want to raise a child who eats healthy foods? Here are two simple rules to live by.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on March 26, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
Animals are "social learners" much more than we previously thought. This illuminates how animals master complex tasks and gives insight into the evolution of human intelligence.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Disagreements in important relationships are inevitable. Some key issues in understanding their impact as well as how to express and resolve them.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 11, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Most of the nation is shocked and horrified by senseless school shootings. But not everyone. Research shows that some are inspired, and stimulated.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 05, 2018 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
While taking away a precious freedom or resource can be a powerful consequence for teenage misbehavior, parents should guard against its overuse.
By Charles S. Jacobs on February 22, 2018 in Management Rewired
How does storytelling telling impact big data?
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 14, 2018 in Minority Report
How far do you have to go to get praise from an Asian parent? For figure skater Mirai Nagasu, it wasn't until she landed a triple axel in the Olympics.
By Elliot T Berkman Ph.D. on February 08, 2018 in The Motivated Brain
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what grownups think, taking needless risks isn't the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring the world.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Despite claimed advances in restrictions on painkiller prescriptions, and advances in opioid addiction treatment, drug deaths continue to rise precipitously. What gives?
By John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D. on January 09, 2018 in Parenting With Purpose
The HBO hit, "Big Little Lies," shows us all that domestic violence between parents affects our children, even if your child is never personally abused.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 07, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Greta Gerwig's mother didn't fight the filmmaker's aspirations. Rather, she nurtured the cinematic genius that is Gerwig, and specifically the family love of New York.
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