September 2 - 8

September 2 - 8

Read the best of the week, see essays about remembering history, making art, bias in algorithms, and more.
Why Do Humans Make Art?

Why Do Humans Make Art?

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.
Humans are the only species that make art. Where did this come from?
When Does Conflict Move in a Good or Bad Direction?

When Does Conflict Move in a Good or Bad Direction?

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D.
We should work hard to approach conflicts as mutually shared problems.
Biased Algorithms?

Biased Algorithms?

By Samuel Veissière Ph.D.
Find out how they work and how to beat the system.
Misremembering American History

Misremembering American History

By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.
How research into false memories sheds light on reactions to current events.
The Psychological Toll Facing Immigrants in Today's America

The Toll Facing Immigrants Today

By E. J. R. David Ph.D.
US Congress has the power to relieve stress for 800,000 people. Will they do it?
The Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science

The Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Grit may be a case study for the dangers.