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By Christopher Bergland on July 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
A meta-analysis of U.S. public opinion polls shows that women today are seen as more "competent" than in 1946, but gender stereotypes relating to women's "agency" remain the same.
By The Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making on July 18, 2019 in Decisions in Context
Recent research suggests that people are intuitively dishonest, but only if the dishonesty does not harm concrete others.
By Cami Rosso on July 17, 2019 in The Future Brain
Is Neuralink’s goal of AI and brain symbiosis humanity’s next chapter? Yesterday, Musk unveiled aspirations to connect the human brain with AI via the smartphone by 2020.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 17, 2019 in Canine Corner
Both dogs and humans have social hierarchies, but dogs do not respond to differences in social rank in the same way that people do.
By Christopher Bergland on July 17, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
A new review of the history and current state of "microdosing" psychedelics unearths more questions than answers.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
There are many things we choose to do or not to do that don’t seem to tap into our moral sense. What factors turn an issue into a moral issue?
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Teen Life
Who teens rely on for help, and when, may predict when they reach milestones of adulthood.
By Cami Rosso on July 16, 2019 in The Future Brain
New neuroscience study finds a diet high in saturated fats promotes depression-like behavior in mice by disrupting the functioning of the brain.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on July 15, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
The notion of safety in numbers was abandoned after the Kitty Genovese story and bystander research. Now new revelations and research may suggest we were right in the first place.
By Jeffrey J Arnett Ph.D. on July 15, 2019 in Adult Development Through the Lifespan
Should there be a minimum age for presidential candidates? Or is it expertise that really matters?
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on July 15, 2019 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
The family of Thomas Gilbert, Jr., opted against his involuntary commitment because hospitalization would have been too brief; they had no other options to intervene in his care.
By Jen Kim on July 15, 2019 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Keep dating the wrong person? Here’s what you can do to end unhealthy relationship patterns.
By Christopher Bergland on July 13, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research explores why Snowball the dancing cockatoo's 14 human-like dance moves may make him unique in the animal kingdom.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in How Do You Know?
What does it mean to flip scientific review? Should you do it, too? A bold proposal from a leader of the scientific reform movement.
By Megan Robbins Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in Me and We
Gossip has a bad reputation. New research busts some myths about who gossips and how.
By Cami Rosso on July 11, 2019 in The Future Brain
Today, Massachusetts General Hospital announced a neuroscience breakthrough: the discovery of how the genes associated with neuroinflammation from Alzheimer's disease interact.
By Thomas Rutledge Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in The Healthy Journey
Despite headlines questioning the validity of the 10,000 steps-a-day recommendation, research demonstrates the benefits of this or even greater levels of regular physical activity.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
Interviews of men and women near the epicenter of the Ridgecrest earthquakes: What was the impact of the quakes on their relationships?
By Cami Rosso on July 10, 2019 in The Future Brain
Alphabet Inc.’s DeepMind has introduced BigBiGAN, empowering machines with a de facto form of artificial imagination and creativity.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
A generational war is underway in the 2020 Democratic debates. New research shows that ageism is alive and well in everyday life with surprising gender effects.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on July 09, 2019 in Between Cultures
New research explores the neural mechanisms of how motivation can bias perception.
By Patrick Heck Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in Getting Along and Getting Ahead
What kind of personality traits do we think we have more (or less) of than the average person? Surprisingly, not a lot has changed since a popular psychology study from 1985.
By Nick Hobson, Ph.D., Leandra McIntosh, and Maryam Marashi on July 08, 2019 in Ritual and the Brain
Feeling stressed about making the "right" choice? New research can tell you why (and what to do about it).
By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in In One Lifespan
When temporary teams are working on non-routine tasks and when different team members have complementary knowledge, low team trust may prompt better team performance.
By Christopher Bergland on July 07, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Brief bouts of aerobic exercise may activate synaptic changes in the hippocampus that prime the brain for learning, according to a new study in mice.
By David Geary Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Male, Female
Some aspects of women's preferences for a would-be husband are universal and others vary across contexts.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Talking Apes
Cross-culturally, women prefer men with resources over those with good looks. Though an evolved preference, it may also be tied to contemporary conditions.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Close Encounters
A new study finds similarities between the personalities of people's present and past romantic partners.
By Christopher Bergland on July 03, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
People who lose weight and keep it off tend to make moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at the same time of day a part of their daily routine.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research examines personality differences between left and right-cradlers.