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Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Future of Humanity

Is merging the human brain with artificial intelligence the next phase of human evolution?

Is Alex Jones a Conspiracy Theorist or a Performance Artist?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 23, 2017 in Psych Unseen
If Jones isn't delusional, what about his followers?

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?

A New Way to Predict Whether Your Partner Will be Unfaithful

Being able to figure out how faithful your partner will be would seem to be a worthwhile goal. New research suggests a pretty simple, “skin-deep” method.

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Femme Fatale: Sexy Women Make Men do Bad Things

Do sexy women send a man's moral compass haywire? New research shows that exposure to sexy images makes a man more likely to cheat, lie, and steal

Income Inequality Itself Doesn't Make People Unhappy

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Pop Psych
Despite the focus on inequality as a driver of human unhappiness, the reverse seems to be true: inequality is either related to increased satisfaction, or no relationship exists

Closing

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about aging, luck, and hypocrisy.

7 Stress Hacks You Can Use in the Next 5 Minutes

Science is helping us find new, simple and quick ways to de-stress by activating different brain networks and nervous system responses.Here are 7 new ways to manage your stress.
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Can you make your employees happier?

Let’s face it managing people can be tough, and despite your best efforts your people may be part of the growing numbers who feel disengaged from their jobs.

Report from NYC Satellite March for Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
The Satellite March for Science was 99% about Science, Not "Social Justice"
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Are You A Good Critical Thinker?

A proposal about what it is to be a good critical thinker. And a totally unscientific quiz to test your critical thinking skills.

Agitating for the Environment

One place to take on global environmental stewardship may be your own laundry room. Remarkably, the spotlight now is not on detergents or bleach, but rather on the apparel itself.

Virtual Reality as a Mirror of Depersonalization

By Elena Bezzubova on April 23, 2017 in The Search for Self
Negative mirroring between cyber-generated virtual reality and the psyche-generated virtual unreality, or depersonalization, opens the way to the quest for consciousness and self.

Shouldn't Lawyers Understand the Art of Persuasion?

Lawyers could more effectively represent their clients if they understood the art of persuasion.

Didgeridoo Dilemma

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in One Among Many
Are you ready to accept the risks of haggling?

The Wall With Mexico: Fear and Loathing

Inspired by kindled fears and prejudice, the U.S. will build an exclusionary wall between itself and Mexico based on irrational reasoning, at enormous expense, and with futility.

#MarchForScience, Social Media, Diversity and Identity

UCSF showcased a panel of scientific leaders at their Stand Up For Science day. What does this tell us about diversity in science, and about social media?

Do Beautiful People Have Better Relationships?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 23, 2017 in Head Games
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

In this beautiful and sorrowful HBO documentary, we crisscross this country to meet families who represent today’s victims of the opioid epidemic.

Morality: Seeds Must Be Planted Rightly in Early LIfe

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
It’s easy to believe that reasoning is the most important aspect of morality. But it isn't. Morality "goes all the way down" to how well our neurobiological systems work.

How to Help Your Foreign Employees Speak Up in Meetings

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Interested in jumpstarting the productivity of your organization? Learn to help your foreign-born employees participate in meetings.

8 Life Setbacks and Failures of Narcissists

Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way...

What Are the Proper Purposes of a System of Schooling?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Our compulsory school system was designed, long ago, for very specific purposes. Those purposes may now be outdated. What should be the purposes of a system of schooling today?

52 Ways to Show I Love You - Teaching

Teaching offers basic ways to show love as we help someone learn skills, information, ways to manage situations, alternative ways to perceive. We can do it through multiple means.

Are Academic Articles Getting Harder to Read?

Find reading academic articles painful? You're not alone.
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5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them

By John Kim, LMFT on April 22, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
We all have cognitive distortions.

An Earth Day Wake-Up Call Delivered Via Hawk

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Earth Day is a good day to consider (or reconsider) your commitment to promoting environmental sustainability.

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.
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Who’s to Blame? The Real Downside of the Blame Game

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 22, 2017 in Off the Couch
When things go wrong, blaming someone or something – even yourself – can help you cope. But blame can be a problem, too. Here's how you can move past the blame game.

My Speech at the Austin March for Science

By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
On April 22, 2017, Marches for Science were held all over the United States. I was given the chance to speak at the march that was held in Austin, Texas. Here are my remarks.

Why Do Some Women Know How to Handle Men?

By Sheila Kohler on April 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yet when our teacher asked us how many of us would like to marry Heathcliff (the Byronic hero in "Wuthering Heights") all the hands shot up. Obviously we were in for trouble.

How to Cope With Trump Anxiety

If you’ve been nervous or anxious since the election, you’re not alone.
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Is Trazodone the New Brain Wonder Drug?

Will an old, cheap drug end Alzheimer's?