Apparently, Mitt Romney told a crowd at a campaign event that he "didn't know what the purpose" of public land was. Well, that's a question that can be informed by behavioral research. Do people think there is a purpose to public land?
Whether we are against or support pregnancy termination, women are grateful for safe medical procedures. We are a society that flaunts sex and conveys a message that without love you are not whole. What about unintended love-sex consequences? Texas Republicans are targeting women seeking an abortion and Doonesbury portrays a controversial stand for women's health.
I'm among the most disciplined people I know, but when it comes to avoiding procrastination I know one person who's even better than I: my wife. She delays nothing. Even when it seems like she might be, it's only because she's getting a long series of other things done first.
Are we still making up our minds based on facts about the Presidential candidates in 2012 or do we act in faith believing that we already have what is beneficial so that we can receive what is beneficial?
Some single people are happy being alone, but others want to find somebody to be with, and some of them may be going about it the wrong way. Should you get married for the sake of being married? Is staying single (if you don't want to be) better than settling? And how should we understand settling anyway?
Teachers and parents alike have voiced concern over whether texting, with its abbreviations, short-cuts, and odd grammar, and other forms of Internet communication, hurts kids' writing skills. What does the research say?
The homegrown terrorist is using violence as a maladaptive coping strategy to achieve psychological well-being and a powerful social identity. Offering a terrorist an alternative form of self-expression seldom succeeds, leaving us with few solutions other than police monitoring and incarceration.