The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.
Conspiracy theorists are trying to make sense of climate change, just like you are.
Jerome Kagan is the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, who has the expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture.
Do sexual images of women impact how men perceive women?
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
The Climate Mobilization launched seven months ago, when we began spreading the Pledge to Mobilize at the People's Climate March in New York City. Our mission is to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization that protects civilization and the natural world from climate catastrophe. Climate truth is central to this mission. - By Margaret Klein Salamon
It's hard to imagine how horrifying those final minutes on the doomed GermanWings plane must have been. The pilot, locked out, trying to smash the cockpit door with an ax, as the co-pilot, in sole
I'm fifty. I'm not the same guy I was when I was forty, or thirty, never mind twenty, or ten. I visualize identity not as a solid object but as a wave form travelling along the temporal dimension through a complex emulsion of memories, experiences, and emotions, bounded at front and back by singularities-boundaries beyond which there is no continuity (and almost certainly no persistence of identity). We're all waves travelling through this common soup of human existential phenomena, occasionally refracting through one another and being changed thereby. And as we move, we change. Not only are our physical bodies not made up from the same individual atoms: the bits you could notionally use to describe us change, too. New data is added, old patterns are lost (I have the memory of a goldfish these days).
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
Our love of the one-time ninth planet holds the key to our drive for venturing out into the Universe. Next month will mark 85 years since a human being first imaged the motion of a world out there in
Paul Verhaeghe: An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities
Is there an evolutionary mechanism stopping us from living within our planetary constraints? If so, can we overcome it before it is too late?
Childhood is more competitive than ever but does intense pressure to succeed really help? Tanith Carey delivers a broadside against hothouse education and tiger parenting
We often assume that giving people the chance to choose what they are going to do will increase their motivation to do it. One reason why many colleges give their students so much autonomy is with the belief that if students have selected the classes they take they will put more effort into those classes than if the classes were assigned to them.
Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that
Yale law school professor Dan Kahan's new research paper is cal...
Here's a little mental experiment. Imagine, for a moment, that the Tsarnaev brothers, instead of packing a couple of pressure cookers loaded with nails
A new study out of Temple University suggests that one solution to helping kids eat less is to give them smaller plates. With childhood obesity rates so ...