Good or Evil?

Are you dealing with a bad apple or do you have a bad barrel? Plus: Humans may be aggressive, but war is something much different.

How to Spot a Bad Leader

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Learn the tactics used by leaders from hell.

Selfless lies: Myth or Reality?

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D.
Can selfless lies be selfish?

Criminal Minds

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
New research takes us closer to the answers.

What Really Happened to the Jews?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Hardly passive, European Jews fought not only the Nazis.

Parenting Children with Differences

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Overcoming our natural parental narcissism.

The Pace of Revolution

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Keeping despair at bay while fighting for change

Does TV watching really hurt vocabulary development?

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D.
Do programs like Dora and Sesame Street help or hurt our children's learning?

7 Ways to Stop Violence at Every Age

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Understanding, preventing, and effectively treating violence

Individual Differences in the Stanford Prison Experiment

By Scott A. McGreal MSc.
The Stanford Prison Experiment did NOT show situations overpower personality

Gifts of the Shadow

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
In nature and in daily life, there’s beauty in the interplay of light of shadow.

Popular Kids

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Why Are Some Children Popular?

Fear vs. Power

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
There is a correlation between fear and the amount of power people seek

Sinner or Saint? 7 Steps to Harness Your Inner Angel

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Sinner one moment, Angel the next? Here's how to gain control.

Jodi, Joran and Casey: On the Psychology of Evil

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
How are the Jodi Arias, Casey Anthony and Joran van der Sloot cases similar?

Braking Bad

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Kids who callously kill on a whim seem untreatable, but they aren’t.

What Is Karma and Why Should it Matter to Us?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Karma refers to planting behavioral seeds that turn into lifelong habits.

Animals Compete and It's Not Always Pretty

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Competition is not a survival threat, but it feels that way.

What Do People Care More About - Animal Abuse Or Child Abuse

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
An experiment tests the hypothesis that we care more about puppies than kids.

Serial Killer Signatures

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Some killers leave very unique personal stamps.

When Giving To Disaster Victims Is Morally Wrong

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
Altruism is only about benefiting others sometimes.

Why and How Do We Help?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
From one-ness to we-ness: The courage needed to be a hero

The Ordinary Lies We All Tell, and What's Behind Them

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Get in touch with the emotions that prompt even your most innocent white lies

Your Helping Instincts May Be Stronger Than You Realize

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
In times of need, most of us instinctively reach out to help.

Does Holy War Make Demons of Us All?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Holy war has a surprisingly long and varied history.

How To Think Like a Psychopath

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D.
An interview with James Fallon, author of "The Psychopath Inside"

Being Evil and Doing Evil: Are They Always The Same?

By Lynne Soraya
Why and how do good people let evil happen?

When Temptation Comes Your Way, Hold Onto Your Self-Control

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
When temptation comes your way, here's how to hold onto your self-control

Boys to Men—What the Steubenville Trial Makes Clear

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
5 Ways to Teach Men (and Boys) Not to Rape

Psychopaths in Fact, Fiction, and Your Everyday Life

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How psychopaths put us under their spell

Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The road to deception is paved with self-deception

Die, Baby, Die!

By Stanton Peele
The NRA reigns supreme, along with Americans' love of violent solutions

When Should Kids Learn about Evil?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Should children be protected from awareness of evil acts?

The psychic perils of forensic practice

By Karen Franklin Ph.D.
Exposure to horror can cause vicarious traumatization, professional burnout

Morality and Tribalism: The problem with Utilitarianism

By A. David Redish Ph.D.
An answer to Joshua Greene’s Moral Tribes

Masks of Sanity (Part Four): What is a Psychopath?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The term "psychopath" is being overused by expert commentators.

What Domestic Batterers Can Teach Us About Terrorism

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When children grow up dreaming of domination, there's trouble ahead.

The Fake Signer Reigns Supreme

By Stanton Peele
People are too frightened to call a faker a fake

A Novel Strategy for Beating Food Cravings

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H.
Embrace, don't fight your food cravings to master them.

Catastrophe in the Philippines: Coping with Cosmic Evil

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
How can we psychologically cope with catastrophe?

Evil Genes? An Unconventional Perspective On BPD

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
"Why Rome fell, Hitler rose, and my sister stole my mother’s boyfriend."

Towards Understanding The Action-Omission Distinction

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
When negligence begins to resembles active causation

Changing Your Definition of "Bad"

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
When bad is good - know your rights.

Meanness Hurts

By Mary C Lamia Ph.D.
Meanness is shaming, threatening, or both.

Enneagram Types in the Suspenseful Movie “Separate Lies”

By Elizabeth Wagele
Accomplished actors portray complex personalities in this movie.

Lessons from a Christmas Carol

By Jeff Skolnick M.D., P.h.D.
Going from Your Scrooge “Self” to Ebenezer No-Self

Crying Uncle

By Laura Betzig Ph.D.
A Short History of Applause

Truth And Non-Consequences

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
The curious case of moral nonconsequentialism

Death is Wrong: A Children's Book

By Zoltan Istvan
Review and Q & A with creators of new children's book: Death Is Wrong

Cannibal Killer's Cave of Bones

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Rare MO in 10-day killing frenzy points directly to killer.