Top Posts: November 2018

Whether you like it or not, you can't run from the holiday season. Take these essays with you wherever you end up. See posts about gratitude, the anthropic principle, human imperfection, and more.

Rising Temperatures Could Worsen Mental Health

By Devon Frye

Do Pets Affect Partner Preferences?

By Robert Burriss Ph.D.

Adventures in Gratitude

By Abigail Fagan

Social Learning and Political Polarization

By Damon Centola, Ph.D.

Premarital Cohabitation and Divorce

By Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.

On the Grandness of Grandparents

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D.

The College Student Mental Health Crisis

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Teen Transgender Identity on the Rise ?

By Samuel Veissière Ph.D.

The Beauty of Human Imperfection

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.

How Free Is Our Will?

By Kevin Mitchell, Ph.D.

Narcissists and Positive First Impressions

By Devon Frye

The Science of Fresh Starts

By ​​​​​​​Nick Hobson, Ph.D., Leandra McIntosh, and Maryam Marashi

Sex Helps Initiate Relationships

By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D.

Addicted to Speed? (Not the Drug)

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D.

What to Do with Feelings of Regret

By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.

How Schools Thwart Passions

By Peter Gray Ph.D.

Mistaking the Highlight Reel for the Game

By Cody Kommers

A Universe Made for Us?

By David P. Barash Ph.D.

Are Meetings a Waste of Time?

By David Ludden Ph.D.

Can Emotions Be Controlled?

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.