Finding and attracting a (quality) romantic partner is difficult. Cooperation helps land the good and avoid the bad. Other animals do it, now new research shows how cooperative courtship works in people. Read More
The heights of professional success are not always gained through competence and capability. Instead, one of the biggest predictors of success is how much people like you. Social coordination can help.
Self-control helps us overcome temptation, and we often rely on other people to boost our own self-control abilities. Find out when this works, and when other people can actually hurt our own self-control. Read More
Think Different. Be an Army of One. Is this stuff even possible? Scientific findings suggest that far from being completely autonomous individuals, people are fundamentally connected to others in ways they do not even realize. Read More
Josh Ackerman, Ph.D., is a faculty member with the Sloan School of Management at MIT.