Full story - January 16, 2017
Empathy is an inherently good human quality. So, why is Yale psychologist Paul Bloom against it? We talk with him about why feeling others’ pain makes for bad public policy.
Full story - January 10, 2017
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Do you believe that the illuminati run the world? That there was a second gunman? That everything is not what it appears? Well, even if you don’t, conspiracy theories help shape our world. Here's a look at the psychology behind them.
Full story - December 05, 2016
Lab mice are ubiquitous in medical research.
Why do we use mice for medical research? It all started with fancy mice.
Full story - November 21, 2016
Superbia is a Latin term signifying "Pride."
Pride isn’t just for cheating athletes or bullies. Psychology professor Jessica Tracy explains why pride is a key human emotion.
Full story - November 14, 2016
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It’s very unlikely that you will be killed by a far-off terrorist group. So why do we worry about it so much? National security expert Juliette Kayyem explains what we should — and shouldn’t — be afraid of.
Full story - October 10, 2016
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Using methods that were pioneered by the campaigns of George W. Bush and further developed in Barack Obama’s bids for the White House, the Clinton campaign has been using big data to get a detailed picture of individual voters.
Full story - August 26, 2016
CEO Howard Schultz is hailed as an innovator, but less known is that many of his Starbucks inspirations didn't take with Americans. But he's "a very good listener," says one historian — and he adapted.
Full story - August 24, 2016
Dating then and now
Dating is a relatively modern concept, little more than 100 years old. But in that time, so much has changed.
Full story - August 19, 2016
There are striking similarities between today and the Renaissance era. The good news? Humanity survived the Renaissance.
Full story - August 18, 2016
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Dating apps have been around for a while, but not the industry is expanding to create apps more focused on finding friends than finding a special someone.