Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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The workings and limitations of intuition and imagination
Andrew Shtulman Ph.D.
Our sense of what could happen is constrained by our beliefs about what should happen.
Knowing the whys and hows of germ transmission is more effective at curbing the spread of a disease than memorizing a list of do's and don’ts.
Individuals who prioritize reflection over intuition reject unrealistic expectations and beliefs in soulmates, perfect partners, and love at first sight.
The message that some kids are born to be baseball players and others are not permeates youth baseball, from fielding assignments to batting lineups to the selection of All Stars.
An anthology of influential women may not be the consciousness-raising holiday gift you intend it to be if it inadvertently reinforces gender stereotypes.
Fake news may thrive because we are bad at evaluating the quantity and quality of information sources.
Don’t let the pundits make you feel guilty about breaking bread with your family while refusing to break your commitment to evidence and logic.
The U.S. is preparing for a solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, an event that is not only rare but also counterintuitive.
Andrew Shtulman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology at Occidental College and chair of its Psychology department.