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The notion of self, explained.
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.
New research looks at how perceived threats to the legitimacy of privilege factors into lack of support for social change.
New research suggests that images of police-civilian interactions affect stated voting preferences for some Americans, but not others.
Climate change is terrifying. And this can shape our responses to it in surprising ways.
What research on mindful engagement in everyday activities suggests about the value of daily routines.
New research appears to add support for the idea that near-death experiences can be explained by the release of endogenous chemicals in the brain.
What the shooting of Stephon Clark can teach us about the need for changes to the laws governing use of deadly force.
Can you control what you think? New research suggests that people think you can.
What a recent entry into the debate about which animals are self-aware reveals about our understanding of other minds.
Have you ever mistakenly thought your phone was vibrating? New research into hallucinations sheds light on that phenomenon.
When it comes to the true self, you are your values.
Paying attention to the Kavanaugh accusations? Here are some tendencies to avoid when hearing testimony about them.
New research challenges common stereotypes about Black male sexuality.
The mental health effects of "zero tolerance" may be wide ranging.
Are doctors doing harm to patients reporting NDEs? The data really isn't clear.
What can Starbucks and Roseanne teach us about anti-racist action?
Doubts about implicit bias may simply reflect the phenomenon itself.
It appears that pointing out some biases only makes them stronger.
Identifying as American may be a key factor in how you respond to coverage of Trump's policies.
How work on race can inform efforts to combat class divisions.
How are we supposed to square the humanizing conception of those targeted for oppression with the dehumanizing and othering tendencies that feed the motivation to oppress?
Downward Comparison Theory helps to explain some of Trump's unwavering support.
A new poll about Americans' attitudes about race suggests cause for concern and raises some tough questions.
Do you know your American history? Your reaction to current events may reveal some surprising blind spots.
Trump's choice not to immediately denounce white supremacists for their views and their violence was dangerous.
Does your online behavior give a more accurate picture of you than your offline behavior? A new book raises some philosophical puzzles about the "true self."
We now have data to back up the widespread claim that not all drivers are treated equally.
Children are invoking Trump while engaging in bigoted harassment of classmates. What does this tell us about the role the current political climate plays in shaping our behavior?
Hate crimes are on the rise. New research helps to explain why.
Rich Americans continue to live longer. And this means they collect more government benefits. What should we do about it?
Dehumanization results in a vicious cycle and is associated with hostile behavior.
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University