Most people do what authority figures tell them to — even when they disagree. The reason, it turns out, is hidden in the brain. The good news? It can be changed.
The discovery of the elusive neutrino's source is even bigger than it seems.
When the scientists refer to the oldest colors on Earth, they are referring to biological pigments — that is, the oldest color produced by living things.
Journalist Annie Lowrey deep-dives into the research on universal basic incomes and decides we really should just "give people money."
A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment and even human nature.
When something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever. It’s a quirk that can impair our judgment, but may be one we can control.
Parapsychology, also called "psi" — the study of mental or "psychic" phenomena which can't be explained by the laws of science as we know them — used to be a pretty common research subject among early, formative psychologists.
Microphones and high-speed cameras show that what happens when a water droplet hits water is surprisingly complicated.
It turns out that, even in a highly coordinated hive, antisocial individuals persist.
or feigning feelings at work — taxes some of the deepest parts of the psyche. Employers can take steps to lessen the strain.
As employers add jobs at a furious pace a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one reason why: the opioid crisis.
What if your answer to an absurd hypothetical question had no bearing on how you behaved in real life?
The Stanford prison experiment, which helped us understand the worst atrocities in history for decades, is called out as a 'sham' at a moment when America is separating asylum seekers from their children at the border.
Older, more educated Americans are the most generous.
Finland came out on top in the 2018 World Happiness Report, but what if the Finnish people don’t agree?
When we're put under pressure, our brains can suddenly process information much faster — but only in certain situations, says neuroscientist Tali Sharot.
Recent research suggests a new, more frugal consumer emerged from the financial crisis.
The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.
How many nukes could an aggressor nation drop on an enemy before the effects of nuclear winter come back to haunt them?
God is a young white dude who looks like he plays the acoustic guitar, according to a study of more than 500 American Christians.
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