New research shows how human emotions affect the likelihood to misbehave on Black Friday, as well as a significant difference between men and women.
By Jaeha Lee, The Conversation
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?…
By Arash Javanbakht and Linda Saab, The Conversation
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
By Corinne Segal
By relying on computer analysis of body camera footage, a new study provides an impartial take on policing during traffic stops as well as an automated method for assessing the behavior of police officers based on the language they use.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Julia Scott, KQED
Neurobiologist Frances Jensen explores the biochemical imperatives that make teenagers and young adults so emotional and unpredictable, as well as leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and mental disorders.
By Robert Cialdini
Optimal persuasion is achieved through optimal pre-suasion: the practice of arranging for people to agree with a message before they know what’s in it.
By Angus Chen, Scientific American
A new discovery of how LSD changes a protein’s structure may explain why the drug is so powerful, and why its trips are so long and strange.
By Emily Wishingrad
Is social media reporting the future of mental health treatment?…
When behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely was asked to share his experience as a teenage burn victim, he couldn't say no. But he wondered: What could possibly motivate him to revisit the suffering he had endured?…
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