When Teamwork Backfires

Work productivity soars when men and women work on the same team. But men are more likely to get the credit.

The Claim: People Don't Want Economic Equality

A recent Atlantic essay argued that people don't really want equality. We want fairness. So when is inequality considered unfair?

The Art of the Non-Apology

When the hosts of the talk news show The View mocked Miss Colorado's monolog about her work with Alzheimer's patients, they faced a backlash of angry viewers. So they responded with a non-apology. Here's what they should have done instead.

Is Psychological Science Bad Science?

In the largest replication effort to date, researchers could not replicate over half of the psychology studies targeted. Here is why that doesn't spell doom for psychological science.

Why You Cannot Remember What You Did While You Were Drunk

Social drinking can cause memory blackouts. Here's why.

A Startling Update on Addiction

A growing body of research suggests addiction to certain drugs may be more about avoiding cravings than seeking pleasure.

The Truth About Children of Working Mothers

The results of a meta-analysis of sixty-nine studies indicated that the impact of early daycare on child development was different for single-parent, low income families and dual-parent, high income families. The age at which daycare starts also mattered.

Was United Airlines Justified in Removing an Autistic Child?

Real world problem situations require thinking on your feet. They require problem-solving, not mindless application of rules.

The Real Reason Some Women Put Themselves Down

Women usually respond to compliments by putting themselves down. Research shows that the reason for this is not low self-esteem or self-hatred. Instead, it is something far more subtle, strategic...and powerful.

Why Some People Are More Resilient Than Others

Everyone suffers at least one negative life event. A recent study discovered two factors that characterize resilient people following negative or even traumatic life events.

The Girl Who Wanted to be Spock: A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Spock was stable as a ocean-liner in stormy seas, a place of solace and practicality when crisis hit. He saw things clearly and keenly. And my fascination with him made me become a cognitive scientist.

A Psychologist Views Why Moms Get Nothing Done

Imitation is a powerful form of learning that comes on-line early in development and shapes who we become.

What 50 Shades of Grey Tells Us About Women

The phenomenal success of Fifty Shades of Grey is telling something important about the female psyche.

The Truth About False Memories

Implanting false memories in people is not as easy as we've been led to believe.

Why You Might Find It Harder to Make New Friends

Every seven years we lose about half of our close network of friends and replace them with others. Here's how it's done.

Why We Care that Brian Williams Lied

News media wield tremendous power to influence policy and hence history. And for that reason, news anchors can't just be pretty faces, charismatic celebrities, or entertainers.

When Plus Size Is and Is Not a Problem

Is the new trend toward plus sized models dangerous? Here's why it's all about that waist.

Be a High Performer (Not a Workaholic) in 2015

Workaholics believe the key to success is working harder and longer than everyone else. High performers know otherwise.

The Secret to a Stress-Free Holiday—and Beyond

Holidays can be times of joy and relaxation, or times of frustration and stress. And a simple shift in thinking is what makes the difference.

Apple, Facebook, and Women Employees Freezing Their Eggs

Technology giants Facebook and Apple have decided to pay up to $20,000 in medical costs for their female employees who choose to freeze their eggs in order to delay childbearing. Here is what women should consider before taking this step.

What Keeps Women out of the Ivy League

Some have argued that women are being kept out of the Ivy League unfairly due to deficient SAT scores. Here is what the evidence shows.

This is What Happens When You Hit Your Kids

Hitting your children may stop their bad behavior but will damage them and your relationship with them in the long run.

Think Libraries Don't Matter? Think Again

Libraries are more than places to rent books for free. They are the hub—the lifeblood—of American communities. According to a recent Pew Foundation survey, 91 percent of Americans ages 16 and older say public libraries are important to their communities.

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

People with high emotional intelligence can use it to unfair advantage. In the workplace and in relationships, emotional intelligence can be used to manipulate others.

The Problem With Being Gifted

Even the gifted need these three things to succeed.

Why Your Child Lies

Children begin lying as young as the second year of life, but the best way to respond to those lies depends on the child's age.

Are Males and Females Equally Emotional?

Males and females recruit different brain areas when processing and "down-regulating" (blunting) emotions

Why Some People Seem to Lack Empathy

Empathy can cause emotional overwhelm. Compassion training teaches coping strategies that prevent overwhelm and strengthen resilience.

Why Dogs and Humans, But Not Cats, Can Be Vegans

The curious case of dog-human co-evolution, and its impact on the foods we both can eat.

The Real Reasons People Hate Their Jobs

People give many reasons why they hate their jobs. But only four actually predict job satisfaction and career success.