Matthew Hutson

Book reviews on intelligence, positive emotion and creativity.
Using a large vocab to impress the ladies.
In winter, oglers aren't choosy; and smiling as an accessory.
Knave-protection from the nave. Why we go to church.
Why dumping people puts you in the dumps.
Five questions for comedian John Hodgman.
Pretty doesn't mean problem-free. How do we know if a potential, and pretty, mate is healthy?
Making decisions while turned on can be as dangerous as making them while tuned out.
Is TV good for babies? Child psychologists call for a mass unplugging.
Interview with mad professor Natalie Jeremijenko, darling of the art crowd and geek set.
Growing up is hard to do. The good, and bad, in remaining young at heart.
Should therapists be involved in prisoner interrogations? Two experts go head to head.
Putting mating in one's mind can bring out the creativity in you.
Appreciating unconventional works of art.
When soccer plays on psychology's turf.
What's the ideal office decor for therapists? There's no better model than home, experts say.
Dictionary editor Erin McKean hunts for words even while making dresses. Keeping dictionaries democratic.
Egocentrism in reading God's mind.
Infant circumcision: Do parents have the right to intervene, or should they let their boys decide for themselves?
PT bloggers discuss fantasy experiments in their fields and more.