Do Our Feelings Tell Us What Is Right?

The moral outlook most psychologists endorse is simple – and wrong

Fighting Climate Change in a Post-Factual Age

Climate change is abstract, distant, and easy to deny. But we can fight it if we know how.

Seductive Details in Teaching

Making a lesson fun looks like a good idea but may impair learning.

Can We Trust Our Feelings?

Learn when you can trust your feelings.

Impure Replications

A new replication failure in social psychology caused hype in social media. But is the failure real?

5 Ways to Deal With Feelings You'd Rather Not Feel

There are five ways to stop an undesired feeling when we experience it. But be wary one obvious method, which can be poisonous.

The Lure of Beauty

That beauty attracts is well known – from people to mathematical proofs. Do we always have to circumvent the lure of beauty?

3 Strategies to Stop Overeating

When people want to change their eating behavior, they start with changing themselves. Yet sometimes it is smart to change the environment.

The Theory Crisis in Psychology

By answering questions that are solvable, psychology often misses to ask the right questions, as shown with examples from the psychology of art, education, and religion.

My Boss Stole My Idea

You presented an idea. Nobody listened. In a meeting three weeks later, your boss suddenly bursts out, “I have an idea!” It is your idea …

Do Liberals Inadvertently Help Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican primaries. How could he become so popular? Cool research helps explain the heated dynamics of present-day politics.

Is Multiple Choice Testing Immoral?

Should multiple choice tests be banned because students learn false facts from wrong response options?

The 5 Universal Steps of Falling in Love

Yes, there is logic in falling in love. And it yields a surprising insight.

What Is Critical Feeling?

How could we get rid of fear? How do we cope with chronic illness? What keeps love alive? This blog introduces critical feeling, the Confucian idea to use feelings to improve life.