Highlights: November 18-24

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: breaking bad habits, happy religious people, as well as post-traumatic stress.

No Politics at the Dinner Table?

By Thomas J. Leeper PhD
Five simple steps to surviving Thanksgiving day politics

Think Differently to Break Bad Habits

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Prevention and social engineering may help combat bad habits.

Working Memory and School Performance

By Torkel Klingberg M.D., Ph.D.
How low working memory impacts your child's school performance

Ethics, Caring, and Reason

By Paul Thagard Ph.D.
In ethics, reason without caring is empty, but caring without reason is blind.

Depression and Artistic Expression

By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D
Poor memory, deep sadness, yet superhuman creativity.

Are Religious People Happier?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Does religion help people cope with everyday worries?

Joe Is Not His Amygdala

By George R. Mastroianni Ph.D.
Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder really a physical injury?