January 7 - 13

January 7 - 13

Here are the top reads of the past week, including the effects of foods on skin color, plagiocephaly, animals and humans, plus more.
Do Vegetarians Smell Sexier?

Do Vegetarians Smell Sexier?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
New research shows the surprising effects of foods on body odor and skin color.
My Baby's Head Is Flat (And So Is Yours)

My Baby's Head Is Flat

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D.
And so is yours
The Animal-Human Dividing Line

The Animal-Human Dividing Line

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
Getting clear about the dividing line between animals and humans.
How Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism Helped Create Advertising

How Psychoanalysis Helped Create Advertising

By Allen J Frances M.D.
Psychology gave birth to runaway consumerism.
Meryl Streep and the Power of Empathy at Work

Meryl Streep and the Power of Empathy

By Tim Leberecht
What we can learn from her speech about our "performance" in the office
Mind-Wandering on a Leash

Mind-Wandering on a Leash

By Hal McDonald Ph.D.
Creative thinking is a neural balancing act between freedom and restraint.
The Evolutionary Psychology of Divorce

The Evolutionary Psychology of Divorce

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.
An evolution-based case for why divorce wreaks such havoc.