Does smiling make you happier? These and many other popular claims in psychology are not standing up to scrutiny. Here's what that means for science.
A new study shows that addressing the ADHD epidemic may require a dose of physical activity, so kids can refocus and learn effectively in a classroom.
Surprisingly, this study was not funded by HBO, Netflix, Hulu or the Illuminati.
A new study reveals that people naturally fall into 4 different personality types while making decisions: Optimist, Pessimist, Trusting, or Envious.
Nikola Tesla, Franz Kafka, and Winston Churchill all practiced polyphasic sleep.
Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik has done more than just 'think of the children', she wrote a book – and it rules favorably for free play and the end of scholastic parenting.
Is the animal kingdom oblivious to our jokes or just a really tough crowd? Bill Nye explores the link between intelligence and humor.
Mindfulness mediation has many benefits, but to focus on the benefits is to miss the point of mindfulness.
Genius kids are caught in the Goldilocks oatmeal paradox – if there's too much heat on extracting their ability they suffer, but keep too cool a distance and they'll be wasted.
Want five or six extra days every year? Easy – choose streaming over network TV. Adults are sacrificing 130 hours, and kids 150 hours, to ads annually when they watch commercial programming.
Think happy, be happy? Maybe not. Harvard psychologist Susan David examines the backlash effect of forced positivity in our lives.
The word parenting, as a verb, has only been around since 1958. Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik examines when caregiving became the art of hovering, and the pitfalls and anxiety of trying to shape children instead of raise them.
Studies confirm that having experiences makes us happier than material possessions.
A new study finds that spanking is ineffective and leads to a host of psychological and cognitive issues when children grow up.
A new study confirms that zapping your brain with electricity might increase the ability for creative thought.
A variation of the "the trolley problem" and how a psychopath weighs his or her options differently than others.
Jealousy, we've all experienced it at one time or another in our relationships. Whether the threat is real or imagined, jealousy has the power to tear relationships apart. But for men and women, it's usually over different things.
A paper titled “Welcome to My Brain” has been published in the journal Qualitative Inquiryby Sage which is so unintelligible that it is baffling beyond belief. Unfortunately, the paper is […]