Early in her career, psychologist Wendy Wood noticed a trend: many of her colleagues struggled to get things done. Intelligence, talent, and motivation didn’t seem to matter. She set out to discover why.
In extraordinary times there is speculation to match. But what does science actually tell us about this political moment?
Building a livable world requires a new understanding of our species’ role on Earth. Reorienting this sense of self is something that all of us must confront. Easier said than done, perhaps. But here’s where it might start.
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Before humans become the standard way in which we make decisions, we need to consider the risks and ensure implementation of human decision-making systems does not cause widespread harm.
Failing to close the gap between intention and action is frustrating at best. For sanitation and health behaviors, it can be fatal.
Would festival-goers behave similarly to those in the lab when faced with an unfair economic offer?
Cognitive labor is unevenly distributed between men and women in households. New research shows there’s nuance to this breakdown, with implications for how we address gender equality across society.
For all its differences, Burning Man carries many of the same rules as our current society—but with some important twists.
Starting a new habit is very different from breaking an existing one. If you want to give something up, try this advice.
Is the hype around microdosing psychedelics justified? We don’t yet know. So far, citizen science has outpaced rigorous research.
Research on tight and loose cultures helps reveal why societies differ on concepts like openness and order.