Part of our math skills are innate, but a larger part isn’t
Squabbles over two topics in particular could be especially damaging, researchers say
We think we’re reading facial expressions, but most of us rely on body cues to understand emotion
“What brand is your therapist?” Exploring the latest marketing trend among psychotherapists.
Talk therapies aren’t required to undergo any safety or efficacy tests— even though they can often harm as badly as drugs do.
Human inclinations are not primarily selfish: kindness and altruism have been evolutionarily valued in mates, and even the youngest children often try to be helpful
A new review of the research explains why “mud” sticks — especially when it’s flung in the midst of a heated political contest
Why does willpower often seem to fail us, just when we need it most?
Mistaken eyewitness identification is a major cause of false convictions, but a new lineup technique could improve bystanders’ accuracy
People’s overconfidence can be confused with competence, while their paranoia can elicit the very anger and rejection they’re seeking to avoid
Why judges hand down shorter sentences to convicted psychopaths when their behavior is blamed on the brain
During the shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wis., some people confronted danger and saved lives, while most others scampered for the exits. What explains the difference?
A researcher spent two years crisscrossing the country by bus cataloging all the ways we try to prevent strangers from sitting next to us