The Future of This Nation Depends on Teachers

The future of this nation is largely in the hands of teachers at all levels. Interested in making a positive difference? Then support education as if the future depends on it.

Helping Your Neighbor

We often help others with expectations of help in return at a future point. Turns out, this is a basic feature of what it means to be human.

Psychological Consequences of Having Tree-Dwelling Ancestors

Renowned evolutionist Gordon Gallup has extensively studied the psychological correlates of handgrip strength. To understand why, we need to look to our arboreal past.

How to Get Tenure in a Psychology Department

Obtaining tenure in academia is famously stressful, difficult, and fraught with politics. It need not be.

Why Do We Exist?

Why do humans exist? Because of evolution. And this is a beautiful thing.

How to Really Write a Psychology Paper

Students who write psychology papers often get so caught up in trying to sound scientific, that they forget the fact that they are telling a story for an audience.

5 BIG Ideas on Who We Are

To truly understand what it means to be human, an understanding of evolution is essential. Here are five eye-opening reasons why.

Is It the Business of the University to Silence Voices?

The issue of freedom of expression is coming to a head on our campuses.

My Favorite Psychology Study

Was the good Samaritan more upstanding than everyone else was? Or did he just have more time? This is the story of my favorite psychology study.

Avoid the Ad Hominem Attack

Arguments on all kinds of topics, between all kinds of people, are everywhere these days. In such a climate, we would be wise to avoid the ad hominem attack.

Disaster at Middlebury College

Middlebury College joins the list of academic institutions that are shouting down conservative voices. Along the way, the liberals are simply handing free speech to conservatives.

Five Ways that Evolutionary Psychology Informs Medicine

The field of evolutionary medicine is changing our understanding of best practices in healthcare at a breakneck pace. Evolutionary psychology is helping lead the way. Here's how.

Groundhog Day, Correlation, and Human Evolution

Ever wonder what's up with Groundhog Day? Evolutionary psychology can help us understand this one.

The Psychology of Stronger Together

On January 21, 2017, millions of people around the world marched to support women's rights. The evolutionary psychology of forming communities can help us understand why.

"I Believe There Are More Good People Than Bad"

President Barack Obama’s take on being human sits at the core of his success as president. Here are some elements of his psychological approach to leading the country.

Barriers to Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Applied evolutionary psychologists run the risk of being accused of making the naturalistic fallacy or of doing agenda-driven research. Here is how to smile at the critics.

Evolutionary Mismatch and What You Can Do about It

Our modern worlds are mismatched dramatically from the environments we evolved to live in.

The Evolutionary Psychology of Divorce

Why does divorce wreak such havoc on people’s lives? For the same reason that high levels of processed foods cause health problems—divorce is not evolutionarily natural.

Maintaining Friendships Across the Lifespan

What can an annual hiking trip among a group of New England fraternity guys teach us about life? You might be surprised.

Get Back to Your High School Weight in 3 Easy Months!

Planning to lose weight in 2017? Make it easier with this evolutionarily informed guidance.

Why We Love

Love exists in human groups across the globe. And there are good evolutionary reasons for this fact. Here’s why.

A Statistical Argument for Optimism

Can you go far in college even if your grades and SAT scores were ho-hum? Based on the best data available on this topic, the answer is this: You bet!

The Social Psychology of a Nation Divided

Finding yourself shocked as to what others in our nation are thinking? That’s probably because you have a normal social-perception system.

Darwin’s Parenting Tips

For many of us, parenting is our #1 priority and challenge. Here is some guidance on the process brought to you by good old evolutionary psychology.

The New Evolutionary Socialism

Darwinian models applied to society need not be red in tooth and claw. Here is a plan for how an evolutionarily informed approach to society can help advance a socialist agenda.

Beware the "All Trump Supporters Are Like That" Trap

The election is over, and it’s time to move forward. Here’s how.

Why Trump’s Victory Signals the Need for Better Education

The educational-attainment divide between supporters of Trump versus supporters of Clinton was enormous. Let's make education great again.

Stone-Aged Minds in Modern Voting Booths

Under ancestral conditions, large-scale politics did not exist. But small-scale politics, or the politics found in localized communities, have characterized our species for eons.

The Psychology Behind the Creepy Clown Phenomenon

Clowns are among the few people in society who are inherently in a state of deindividuation. This is largely what makes them so creepy.

10 Questions to Ask at a College Open House

What should you ask at a college tour or open house? Here’s a quick guide—from the inside.

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