Social media plays a major role in shaping current American political discourse. During a Senate hearing Wednesday, executives from leading online platforms were criticized by lawmakers for their companies’ records on limiting the spread of misinformation. William Brangham explores how…
By William Brangham, Lorna Baldwin
Even as COVID-19 cases are surging to new heights across the U.S., it makes sense that people are likely to be more lax in their precautions than during the early days of the crisis, experts in risk perception say.
By Fedor Kossakovski
They aren’t worried about feeling embarrassed or having an awkward interaction. And they are far less concerned about conforming to the crowd.
By Catherine A. Sanderson, The Conversation
Psychologists have yet to find a way to diminish hidden prejudice, but they do have strategies for thwarting discrimination.
By Betsy Mason, Knowable Magazine
By Jamie Leventhal
Social media appeals to users through a repetitive rewards system, so what happens when it takes away the likes?…
By Zachary Jaggers, The Conversation
A linguist explains how your political orientation can influence how you pronounce certain words.
"The opioid epidemic is the greatest public health crisis of our generation," says clinical psychologist Navdeep Kang. But, he says, a lot of people struggle to get access to care, facing long wait times, when addiction should be treated just…
By Csilla Ari D'Agostino, The Conversation
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
By Scott T. Allison, The Conversation
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
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