Thinking About Thinking

Are minds computers? Yes and no.

Do Try This at Home

Female orgasm: What happens when you try to study it in a more natural setting than labs? Persistent infertility is a hot topic at the moment and this research offers insight.

The Man in the Moon: Faces and Autism

A new study into autism reveals something of what it is like to experience the world this way, and offers a possible early test of the condition.

Life... Don't Talk to Me About Life

The U.K. press recently picked up our paper about violence and gambling. Here's why they (and other traits) tend to go together and why this matters.

Must...Try...Harder

Women are not Rubik's cubes, and their orgasms haven't been "solved."

Things Which Ain't So

Are folk right to tell you not to trust scientists? A Holy Roman Emperor supplies the answer.

When You Assume...

Don't become the butt of the joke.

I'm A African

Meryl Streep got herself in trouble for declaring that we are all African. But she's right. What makes us similar is far greater than what makes us different.

Sex and Violence

"Making a Murderer" is just one of many true crime shows that has become popular. Why is this? Is it a new phenomenon?

Insider Dealing

Oscar time, and a missed opportunity for the Best Picture to be of a radically different kind. Even so—a great year for behavioral science in the movies.

Would You Like Lies With That?

Underlying much of the anti-science talk is a fear that if we admit that we are “just another critter,” then all will be lost.

A Tortured Analogy

Psychologists and the use of torture: Can it ever be justified?

Everything New Under the Sun

Time, identity, and immortality

Buying a Pig in a Poke

What psychologists might say about the David Cameron initiation story.

Once More With Feeling

Crisis schmisis. This is how science works. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

Dad Max

Mad Max and the battle of the sexes.

The Importance of Being Wanted

Are the children of gay and lesbian parents likely to suffer adverse outcomes?

Fifty Grades of Shale

50 Shades of Grey is part of a pattern of human behavior going back millennia

Sit-In

Sitting down to stand up to the government

Oh "Hedy" Days of Youth!

Hedy Lamarr: What can a screen goddess and inventor teach us about female orgasm?

Damsels Causing Distress

Happy Halloween. Women and horror stories. Not what you might have been led to believe.

Taking the DSM out of BDSM

A more detailed explanation of some of the forensic differences between consensual BDSM and abuse

Fifty Shades of Nay

Kinkiness and abuse are two different things. Scaremongering and moralizing, disguised as science, denies female sexual agency

Without Honor

Uthman Badar was going to talk about honor killings at FODI. He was banned--before saying a word. Not only did we lose an opportunity to defeat his viewpoint--we lost a chance to learn something about ourselves.

Passing Out

Transphobia, The Turing Test, and Cards Against Humanity

Less Research Is Needed in This Area

Slavoj Žižek says that he would rather that students did not bother him. Isn't it time we listened to these wise words?

Penis Mightier Than The Word

Females with penises? Biology gets much weirder than that.

Easter Eggs

Ishtar, Eostre, Easter. The well-balanced fertility goddess has a sex toy in each hand.

Rule 34

Trolls, tentacles, and centaurs. Oh My! Monster pr0n and what it tells us about human nature.

Gender-Based Toys

What sex toys and teddy bears have in common. It's not what you think.

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