There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Larry Stybel, Ed.D. and Maryanne Peabody, MBA on January 01, 2019 in Platform for Success
Is your company on target to be the Blackberry of its generation? If so, here are steps you can take.
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Persuasion, Bias, and Choice
Why is scarcity so persuasive? Can you really make something more desirable, just by getting others to believe it is in limited supply—or in high demand? Read on to find out...
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 31, 2018 in Ambigamy
Often the things we resolve to do are actually just things we wish we could claim to have done. These do not make for sustainable New Year's resolutions.
How does your point of view impact your important choices? Can being too focused on gaining or losing lead you to bad decisions? Find out what the research says here...
By Douglas Van Praet on December 28, 2018 in Unconscious Branding
Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to truly inspire creativity you should focus on positivity. But that's not how innovative thinking actually works.
By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Mental Mishaps
So many choices. Good choices. Irrational ones. Do you drive to work? Is that rational? Probably. And that’s the problem. Being rational ruins the environment. You need a nudge.
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Modern Minds
Remember when you said you would never join Twitter, Facebook, or own a cell phone? You don't want to be late to the party this time around.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 27, 2018 in Ambigamy
Are you uncaring? If so, good for you, if you don't care about differences that won't make a difference. Indifference management is a skill worth cultivating. Here's a start.
By Emre Soyer, Ph.D., and Robin M. Hogarth, Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Experience Studio
Most forecasters have poor track records. Why is there still a demand for predictions?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 25, 2018 in One Among Many
Want to make your life better? How about a little rebellion?
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on December 24, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
The shoe retailer's prank teaches us 3 vital lessons on how to purchase wisely.
By Mark Banschick M.D. on December 23, 2018 in The Intelligent Divorce
Seven ways to react when the stock market falls.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 22, 2018 in Ambigamy
If you could vaccinate human nature against one trait, what would it be? Here's an answer. Whether you agree with it or not, the question is worth your careful attention.
By Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, Ph.D. and Abigail Marsh, Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in For Goodness’ Sake
Giving gifts feels good. Does that make the act of gift-giving fundamentally selfish?
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on December 17, 2018 in Science of Choice
Anger makes people punitive, careless in their thought, and eager to take action.
By Bruce Poulsen Ph.D. on December 16, 2018 in Reality Play
A 15 year-old Swedish activist reminds us that climate change is a psychological crisis, whatever else it is.
By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on December 16, 2018 in Sense of Time
Research in time psychology has found out that a stronger future orientation and a mindful present orientation are positive predictors of
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Media Spotlight
What is obsessive passion? And how does it relate to problem gambling? A new research study investigates the roots of gambling addiction.
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
Science tells us a fascinating story about why they should train like athletes if they want to minimize their risk of burnout and addictions.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 12, 2018 in Ambigamy
To get good work done, we make bad work unlikely.
By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT on December 11, 2018 in The Media Psychology Effect
Access to excellence: One of America's answers to higher education without staggering student debt.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Stretching Theory
Mental accounting is a common strategy to avoid overspending. But beware of common pitfalls - they can have quite the opposite effect!
By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on December 06, 2018 in Scientocracy
When children do well and we tell them how smart they are, are we making them feel pressure to cut corners to hold on to their "smart" identity?
By Angela Y. Lee Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in The Science of Consumerism
Sense of self determines brand loyalty.
By Chengwei Liu Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Decisions Defined
How can you exploit luck to gain a competitive advantage?