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.

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Universities have a long history of hiring professors who hold strongly liberal perspectives. This fact has led to a major lack of viewpoint diversity. And this is a problem.

Big Data and Everyday Life

When it comes to figuring out your musical taste, Pandora is the champ. That's because Pandora is based on Big-Data - and Big-Data is the future in the behavioral sciences.

Worshipping the Sun God

Evolutionary psychological principles can help shape the field of architecture. And the result can be amazing. Here is a case study based on Wooster Hall at SUNY New Paltz.

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Unshrouding the concept of statistical significance so that psychological research can be accessible to everyone.

The Common Descent Doctrine

While Darwin and Lincoln were born on the same day in 1809, only Darwin can be said to have shown an unwavering stance on human equality. Meet Darwin's doctrine of Common Descent.

The Urbanization-Mental Health Connection

During human evolution, the largest human communities rarely surpassed 150 people. An implication for modern living is this: Humans tend to do best in relatively small communities.

Blame It on Rio Part 2

Ryan Lochte’s false reporting about a minor incident in Rio has put a blemish on the otherwise awesome 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Should he be forgiven?

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