Buying less, and not buying green, is associated with greater well-being and lower psychological distress.
Is political incorrectness just “telling it like it is,” or is it cruel and uncivil discourse? Your answer to this question depends less on your political party and more on how much you care about the group in question.
In the fall issue of Public Opinion Quarterly in 1949, sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld pulled one of my favorite social science head fakes of all time.
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It may feel awkward to go out by yourself, but don’t be worried. Here are the reasons why venturing out alone is better than you think.
The internet is often derided as the place productivity and well-being go to die. But if it can democratize expertise that judgment might start to look premature.
Laurie Santos’s evidence-based lessons on becoming happier have moved from the lecture hall to the airwaves.
Buzzy headlines cloud our understanding of how advanced AI really is. We should stop focusing on apocalyptic scenarios, says cognitive scientist Gary Marcus, and start making AI more useful.
Don’t be tempted to rewrite research history. Registered reports can help you design and evaluate studies with guards against changing the story once the results come in.
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.