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Denise Cummins Ph.D.
Why not capitalize on primate intelligence to develop a strategic training response to this kind of situation to avoid tragedies like Harambe's shooting death in the future?
Like the proverbial game of telephone, by the time a study is summarized by the media, the results are distorted—sometimes hilariously so.
What do adoptive moms and stepmoms have in common? They believe that a family is a group of people who love and care for each other. Shared genes are optional.
Only half of your brain enters deep sleep when you try to sleep in an unfamiliar place.
The results are in: 50 years worth of research shows that spanking is ineffective as discipline and detrimental to mental health.
"The take home message from these success stories is not just that perseverance pays off. It is that successful entrepreneurs are not risk-takers, they are calculated risk-takers."
Kamenetz seems to believe "grade level" means "average". A grade level standard is a minimum, not an average.
Should children be required to apologize when they cause deliberate or unintentional harm? Here is what science has to say.
People who suffer from social anxiety tend to focus on negative social stimuli (like angry faces) when in a group. This habit can have devastating consequences.
Three genes have been implicated in addiction to marijuana. Here is how horses can help us understand what that means.
Working class and poor students make one huge mistake in college that ends up costing them thousands of dollars in lifetime earnings.
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom argues that acting out of empathy is morally selfish.
Ayn Rand based her philosophy on four core beliefs, each of which is disconfirmed by evidence.
Cornell researchers turned to social media to find out how people persuade others to change their minds. What they found was surprising.
Among Ayn Rand's devotees are highly influential celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Eva Mendes, and politicos, such as Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz. Here's why that's a problem.
What would you do if given the opportunity to trade in your body for a younger model?
More millennial women support Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon that is an indictment of modern day feminism.
Work productivity soars when men and women work on the same team. But men are more likely to get the credit.
A recent Atlantic essay argued that people don't really want equality. We want fairness. So when is inequality considered unfair?
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.
Researchers could not replicate over half of the psychology studies targeted. Here is why that doesn't spell doom for psychological science.
Social drinking can cause memory blackouts. Here's why.
A growing body of research suggests addiction to certain drugs may be more about avoiding cravings than seeking pleasure.
The impact of early daycare on child development is different for single-parent, low income families and dual-parent, high income families.
Real world problem situations require thinking on your feet. They require problem-solving, not mindless application of rules.
Women usually respond to compliments by putting themselves down, a strategy that turns out to be and powerful.
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.
Spock was stable as a ocean-liner in stormy seas. He saw things clearly and keenly. And my fascination with him made me become a cognitive scientist.
Imitation is a powerful form of learning that comes on-line early in development and shapes who we become.
The phenomenal success of Fifty Shades of Grey is telling something important about the female psyche.
Denise Dellarosa Cummins, Ph.D., is the author of Good Thinking, The Historical Foundations of Cognitive Science, and Evolution of Mind.
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