Childhood Advertising and the Unconscious Mind

No surprise, young children find it hard to resist persuasive advertising. But new research suggests that the effects of advertising on children may last for decades, leading us to make less healthy decisions as adults.

How to Be a (Happy) Creature of Ritual

Why are humans drawn to perform ritualistic behaviors – from lovers to lotteries and sporting losses? New research answers whether rituals are a superstitious throw-back or a basic building block of psychological meaning.