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How we find meaning in life.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on December 24, 2022
Do animals have any narrative self-awareness? I thought chasing would be the best candidate, but my puppy suggests I was wrong.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on October 18, 2022
Large multi-lab replications in social psychology have not fared well. Live social interaction is one big difference between the successes and the failures.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on September 15, 2022
Worried fans of social psychology may be encouraged by a recent comprehensive review of multi-site replications.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on September 12, 2022
A Personal Perspective: A eulogy for a petty, cruel tyrant who had a good side.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on September 1, 2022
Reflecting on a great career.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on June 23, 2022
Some years ago, we published a theory that people don’t like. Using economics theory to analyze the sexual marketplace is unromantic. But it sure fits.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on April 28, 2022
As international travel resumes, it's time to reacquaint ourselves with different coping strategies for wake-up-early vs. sleep-late jet lag.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on April 4, 2022
A common mistake people make when estimating an unknown number based on a known one could be among psychology's strongest findings.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on March 23, 2022
Only a few social psychology findings have survived multi-lab replications with significant support. Ego depletion is one of them.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on March 9, 2022
When wives lose interest in sex, how can couples deal with the problem, other than blaming each other?
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on January 30, 2022
Does marriage cause a loss of sexual desire?
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on January 25, 2022
Because humans can imagine the future in detail, including imagining multiple possibilities, they react to them with emotion.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on December 8, 2010
Is there anything good about men?
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on July 8, 2009
If meaning, symbolism, and social reality are real AND are not physical things, then not all reality is physical.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on June 30, 2009
Bargh and Baumeister debated free will for 90 minutes at the giant SPSP convention in Tampa. These are Baumeister's thoughts after the debate.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on June 25, 2009
Do human beings have free will? Or is every human action the inevitable result of prior events and external causes? Or both?
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on June 23, 2009
Determinism is the belief in the 100 percent inevitability of everything that happens. That requires a huge leap of faith.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on February 15, 2009
Psychological science does not require determinism.
Roy F. Baumeister Ph.D. on November 19, 2008