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By Walter Veit on April 17, 2019 in Science and Philosophy
Cailin O'Connor explains reasons for the shift in American politics.
By Lydia Denworth on April 11, 2019 in Brain Waves
How does the brain learn from observing? New research reveals a specific set of neurons that simulate another individual's decisions.
By Kimberly Key on March 08, 2019 in Counseling Keys
Examining the narrative of 2019's theme for International Women's Day.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in The Human Beast
Technology accelerates, a phenomenon that emerged with modern humans and is absent in other species that use tools.
By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on January 25, 2019 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Narcissism may simply indicate a not-yet-fully-developed capacity that some of us have more than others. Psychologists refer to this capability as "theory of mind."
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 22, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Politicians often make the same mistake responding to the latest drug scare—focusing on supposed drug characteristics rather than the conditions of drug use.
By Shireen Jeejeebhoy on January 07, 2019 in Concussion Is Brain Injury
The status quo of schooling people with a brain injury like errant children doesn't serve them. But teaching the public how to socialize with people with brain injury rewards all.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Great films by and about women are rare, and that make us ask for more.
By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT on December 11, 2018 in The Media Psychology Effect
Access to excellence: One of America's answers to higher education without staggering student debt.
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on December 09, 2018 in Nurturing Resilience
Santa’s toy choices are heavily influenced by the gender stereotypes of parents. Research shows that the stories we tell about toys decides which toys children get to play with.
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.
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