December 1–7

Why the holidays are getting you down, how to support a cause honestly, how social media can damage your self-perception, and more.

When Adolescents Renounce the Family Faith

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Teenagers can reject religious training and attendance, returning to it later.

What Is Knowledge? A Brief Primer

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
A basic review of how philosophers approach knowledge.

Are You a Slacktivist?

By Adam Grant Ph.D.
Stop liking causes on Facebook

Your Body on Display

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Beware the dangers of getting too caught up with your online look.

How Daughters Change Fathers

By Elizabeth Aura McClintock Ph.D.
Men's gender ideology and support of women's rights may depend on child gender.

Why Aren't We Happier During the Holidays?

By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D.
The holidays are a time of Pollyannaish expectations

Why Holiday Music Can Hurt

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
Christmas music doesn't bring everyone cheer.

Madiba: Defeat Without Dishonor

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.
How an anecdote from Mandela's childhood led to learning about peace.