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
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 Julia Scott, KQED
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 Robert Cialdini
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 Angus Chen, Scientific American
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?…
By Megan Thielking, Leah Samuel, and Karen Weintraub, STAT
Why did Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds die one day apart? Here’s what science can tell us.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
A new national campaign rolling out on Wednesday aims to raise awareness of a hidden but devastating complication of aging: loneliness.
By Alan Jern, The Conversation
Research by psychologists provides some insight into how most humans would actually act in HBO's Westworld.
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