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By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in How to Be Yourself
History teaches us that concentrated wealth isn’t good for nations, but research makes it clear it’s not good for individuals, either.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Singletons
Being a less stressed, exhausted mom is within reach. Here's how to rewire your brain to recognize triggers, ditch perfection, and find joy.
By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Acquired Spontaneity
An overarching principle within this community is to allow resources to flow from where they are to where they are needed. The result has been breathtaking.
By Larry Stybel, Ed.D. and Maryanne Peabody, MBA on April 02, 2019 in Platform for Success
Is Coaching a 1:1 intervention or an organization development intervention? Answer: Yes
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
Consumers today can negotiate the price of virtually anything, even small items like groceries or a cup of coffee.
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Persuasion, Bias, and Choice
Find out why we look to others and follow the crowd when making a decision — and when we should go it alone or make up our own mind instead.
By Stephen Garcia Ph.D. on March 30, 2019 in Keeping up with the Joneses
Do women prefer small competitions, while men prefer large ones?
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on March 28, 2019 in Ambigamy
Do you expect too much from people or too little? Both, which is natural since we're all guessing what to expect.
By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on March 25, 2019 in I Hear You
Dating apps were supposed to make it easier for everyone to find love. Why is it still so hard to find someone that way?
By Douglas Van Praet on March 25, 2019 in Unconscious Branding
New research reveals how content goes viral by explaining its predictable and irrational origins.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
For most experiences in life, no matter how good it makes you feel the first time it happens, it feels less good the more you experience it. Not so for giving.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on March 21, 2019 in Ambigamy
Playing with words can help you work with words to better understand human behavior.
By Chris Barrington-Leigh Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in The Economics of Happiness
Can Gross National Happiness ultimately win over economic growth?
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on March 19, 2019 in Supersurvivors
Science shows that people's obsession with money runs deeper than you might think.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on March 19, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows why people care more about dogs than cats. However, it is only true if the dogs don't act like cats.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on March 18, 2019 in Ambigamy
Researchers usually start too high, trying to explain consciousness without first explaining the struggle for existence. Here's a new model that explains the struggle in us all.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
Over-withholding taxes seems imprudent but it can have psychological benefits.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Stretching Theory
Find yourself overeating at food buffets? The way you pay for visiting a buffet restaurant could be influencing how much food you pile up!
By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
Does the amount of money someone has at a given time affect their generosity? At some level, it has to.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on March 11, 2019 in Ambigamy
Dealing with a bully? Wondering why they're like that? Here's a simple, realistic explanation that's often overlooked.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on March 11, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
Charging more for women’s versions of personal-care products raises thorny questions about fairness.
By Louis Putterman Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in The Good, The Bad, The Economy
Reach out and touch someone? Sounds trite, but now read this...
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on March 08, 2019 in Animals and Us
Do people everywhere agree that autonomous vehicles should prioritize a human life—even if it means running over a dog or cat?
By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on March 07, 2019 in Statistical Life
Power asymmetry in negotiation happens when one side has more leverage than the other. This is one of Trump's go-to strategies and the reason for his recent substantial failings.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
Ernest Dichter was intent on identifying what he termed the “soul of things,” fully believing that the stuff of everyday life held “psychic content.”
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