Material Girls, and Boys

Why Banning Handheld Devices For Kids Isn't the Way to Go

By Lynn Schofield Clark Ph.D
Why new guidelines are destined to fail.

Are You Unwittingly Spoiling Your Child?-Part II

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How to deprogram the “I have to have it” syndrome.

What Drives Your Desire?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
When was the last time you were obsessed with something?

How Stress Affects Brain Development in Students

By Tim Elmore
There are three kinds of stress that kids experience.

Trouble in Paradise

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D.
Images of paradise may make it harder to see environmental problems.

The market for religion is shrinking

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Rival feel-good products like entertainment and sports are winning out.

Raising Non-Materialistic Children in a Material World

By Jacinta Francis Ph.D.
Mitigating the negative impact of advertising

The Urge for Stuff Is Primal

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Our ancestors strived to impress before money was invented.

Why We're Wired to Binge-Watch TV

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
Complex, engrossing series affect our minds in unexpected ways.

The Girl Who Heard Colors

By Maureen Seaberg
Author Marie Harris writes an important children's book

Influencing Wellbeing: Materialism and Self-Esteem

By Jacinta Francis Ph.D.
Conquer materialism and improve wellbeing

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

Taming the Want Monster

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Fulfilling your desires is not the key to peace of mind and contentment.

The Neuroscience of Holiday Shopping

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How Retailers Light Up Our Brains Like Those Sparkly Holiday Luxe Displays

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Counterfeit crates, neuromarketing, and more hidden traps.

Why Empathy is Declining Among Students and What We Can Do

By Tim Elmore
Emotional intelligence—and specifically empathy—is spiraling downward among kids

How Money Issues Predict Divorce (& How to Prevent Them)

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How financial incompatibility leads to divorce (and how to prevent it)

Building a Case for Real Beauty

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
We're seeing a revolution in how we view beauty. Here's why.

This Common Problem Can Destroy Your Willpower

By Meg Selig
What willpower vampire sucks away your IQ along with your willpower?