Highlights: May 26–June 1

Here are our top picks of the week, including: how to fight your fear of spiders, what grandparents offer humanity, and why setbacks are ultimately helpful.

Gay Fathers

By Peter B. Gray Ph.D.
An evolutionary spotlight on gay fatherhood

Be Glad for Our Failure to Catch Up with China in Education

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Our schools are better than China’s because ours don’t work as well as theirs.

The Problem with No Problems: The Rock Band Case

By Ruth Blatt Ph.D.
For rock bands and other teams setback can be more important than successes

Let's Hear It for Allo-Mothers!

By David P. Barash Ph.D.
It may or may not take a village, but it's quite clear that mothers can use help

A Strategy for Dealing with Animal Phobias

By Fredric Neuman M.D.
Confrontation is the best way for dealing with fear.

The Politics of Addiction

By Lance Dodes M.D.
It is ruining the field.

Excited About Lybrido?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Are libido drugs created to solve a problem that doesn't—or shouldn't—exist?

Bad at Detecting Lies?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Surprise! We’re not using the wrong cues.