Winning At Life…By Not Losing

Research suggests the most important thing you can do to win at life is to not lose

The Psychology of Trump's Fake News Awards

Think that Trump's "Fake News Awards" are a joke? Think again: they are deadly serious.

Using Psychology to Talk Politics

Want to get irrational friends and family to accept the facts in conversations about politics? This blog offers research-based tips.

The Deadly Cost of Censoring the CDC

Censoring the CDC could result in more deaths, especially among the most vulnerable—babies and children.

Five Steps to Convince Science Deniers Over Holidays

Want to convince science deniers without arguing? A five-step research-based strategy can help.

How to Deal With Irrational Family Members Over the Holidays

Want peaceful and productive engagements with irrational family members over the holidays in 5 steps? You can't skip this article!

How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

Our typical way of dealing with professional colleagues who deny reality is dead wrong. Learn a better method.

Roy Moore's Systemic Danger to Our Democracy

Concerned about Roy Moore? This post shows how his accusations are a systemic danger to our democracy.

Which Politicians Should We Trust in the Nov. 7 Election?

Which politicians should you trust with your vote in the November 7 elections? Here is an easy way to tell who's trustworthy.

Knowing Just Enough to Be Dangerous

Can too much confidence be a bad thing?

Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics

We should be deeply concerned with the normalization of post-truth politics. Fortunately, psychological strategies provide a way to combat this problem.

Trump's Transgender Gaslighting

Is the Trump administration's spin around the transgender directive gaslighting the transgender community?

The One Thing Trump Got Right on Charlottesville

Trump got almost everything wrong, except this one thing

Are Friends the Enemies of Wise Choices?

Could your friends be causing you to make bad choices? Avoid this problem with a few tips from this piece.

Getting Change to Stick!

Are you have trouble sticking to new behaviors? Read this post for some tips.

How To Avoid Regret When You Open Your Heart

Want to protect yourself from regretting opening your heart and being charitable? This article can help you avoid making bad decisions about your generosity.

Avoiding Political Precommitment

Warning! Your worldview may be undermining reason-based decision-making. This article can help you steer clear of that problem.

Are Friends the Enemies of Wise Choices?

Don't let your friends take you for a ride! Learn how to avoid letting them manipulate you into making bad decisions.

One Weird Trick to a Stress-Free Independence Day

Want to avoid stress over the holidays? This one weird trick goes a long way!

A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics

Tired of lies in politics? Here's a way to address the problem.

What Would Gandhi Do About Trump?

The science of wisdom can help us deal with turbulent political times!

Criticizing Conservatives Can Harm Press Safety

Mainstream media needs to be careful about criticizing conservatives. You can help it be more oriented toward the truth by promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge!

Facebook Banned Another Political Activist - Myself!

Facebook Banned Another Political Activist - Myself!

Trump and the Psychology of Pro Wrestling

How does Donald Trump uses wrestling tactics to get ahead? This article on the psychology of pro wrestling sheds some light on our "heel-in-chief."

How Can We Tell Whether Comey's Firing Was Justified?

It's hard to parse complex political accusations. Behavioral science provides a few easy tips on how to do so!

Inspire the New You: Getting Change to Stick

How can you change yourself and make the change stick? This article shows the way.

The Psychology of Effective Fundraising

Research on the psychology of fundraising can help you avoid these 4 common mistakes!

A Weird American in Trump's Post-Truth America

Distressed by recent political events? This article provides research-based strategies to cope with such negative emotions

How To Win Arguments Through Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Do you find yourself tired of arguments? Learn how to win by finding the truth instead of through accusations and blaming.

How Trump Changed My Mind About Marriage

The recent election, combined with some research in psychology, had a profound effect on my personal life.