Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Fascinating insights from researchers around the world.
Teens: The Joyride Cure

Teens: The Joyride Cure

By Matt Huston

Teenage foolhardiness may be dangerous, but it's also socially vital—and malleable.

Two Is the Girliest Number

Two Is the Girliest Number

By Jonah Comstock
We give everything a gender—even when doing so doesn't make much sense.
Everyday Fortune-Tellers

Everyday Fortune-Tellers

By Colin Weatherby
Turns out we can get better at predicting our future.
Kid Think

Kid Think

By Colin Weatherby
Can teachers intercept children's naive intuitions before they take permanent root?

News: Insomnia, Fear and Perception

By Alice Oglethorpe, Amy Kraft, Mary Diduch
How to get better sleep, appreciate art and find your keys.

Telling White Lies Comes With a Price

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
What you don't know about white lies can harm you

25 Surprising Facts About Psychology

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Who says psychology is all common sense?

Born With a Preference for Two Languages

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D.
Newborn infants are attuned to their bilingual mothers' languages.

7 Surprising Facts About Animals (And Us)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Having fur doesn't preclude being moral.

Why Time Flies As You Age

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why does time seem to fly by the older you get? Why are "firsts" so memorable?

Are You Hypnotizable?

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH
Your brain and hypnotic suggestibility

Why Straight Women and Gay Men Make the Best of Friends

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
The Science of Will and Grace