The American Way

The American Way

What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen? Understanding the American psyche.

The End of Religion? Been to America Lately?

By Stanton Peele
Religion may be out, but America is being led around by Christians.

Of Brainiacs and Billionaires

By Jonathan Wai
The biggest brains will increasingly set the country's course and become top earners in the process.

July 4th Story: Focus on Veterans' Needs

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
How every American can help reduce veterans' suffering

What Kinds of People Start Businesses?

By Art Markman Ph.D.
People with the personality profile to be entrepreneurs cluster in regions.

4 Common Misconceptions About the Bill of Rights

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Four essential points about the Bill of Rights that many Americans get wrong

Why We Overspend With Credit

By Scott Rick Ph.D.
Both emotional and cognitive forces stimulate overspending with credit.

Americans' Rage Against Death

By Stanton Peele
The United States is dying because we can't accept death

Culture Shock: Spain Versus America

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Are Americans and Spaniards psychologically different?

Example is the Only Way to Influence Others

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Whether you intend to or not, you lead by example

Keeping ahead of the Joneses

By Camille S. Johnson
Measuring our gains and losses relative to those of another

Americans’ Cheating Hearts: Results from Decades of Research

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Decades of research reveal surprising truths about infidelity.

What's Fair? Two Views of Government

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Americans can be proud of our diverse views of the role of government.

Patriotism: Virtue or Sin?

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Is patriotism good or bad? Or is it neither?

Every Day Is Independence Day, and Interdependence Day

By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
One out of many: Balancing the seesaw of independence and intimacy

Man of Steel

By Matthew Smith Ph.D.
How being perfect has its perils.

Why Did Superman Renounce His U.S. Citizenship?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Do superheroes owe allegiance to just one country?

Does Politics Matter When It Comes to Loving Cats or Dogs?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Liberals and conservatives have different feelings toward cats and dogs.

Religious Freedom

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D.
Another casualty of the Arab spring

Oh, Say, Can You See?

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
A story of pride, compassion, and positive youth development.

The Pursuit of Liberty

Gaining freedom from the shackles of American happiness

Cult of Clean

By Carlin Flora
We've become a nation of grime fighters—for better or worse.

The Best Cure For Fear? A Little More Trust

By Ethan Gilsdorf
Five ways to come together after senseless acts of violence.

American Racism: The Health Outcomes of a Racist Society

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Institutional racism kills people, literally, but change is possible.

Resilience and…Giving of Yourself to Others

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D.
Often the path to resilience is to focus on giving to others

Ideas, National Security, & America’s Psyche

By Gayil Nalls Ph.D.
Thoughts for the Fourth

Bad King George! Why Leaders Hope We Trust Them

By Gregg Murray Ph.D.
Independence Day, cookouts, beer swilling neighbors, and trust in our leaders.

Financial status of highly-educated early-career women

By Shauna H Springer
The financial status and well-being of highly-educated women

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident

By Abby Sher
A personal declaration of independence from my brain.

Twelve "Labors" of Adolescence

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Parents can forget many ways adolescence requires a young person to be brave.