Elizabeth Gilbert, JD, PhD, is Head of Research at PsychologyCompass, which merges psychology and technology to help people develop habits to improve their mental well-being and performance. Her research expertise is in social cognition and sense-making. Her interests are broad, and she loves all things science, from astrophysics to zoology.
Science doesn't fit neatly into ideology.
In the pursuit of happiness, money probably trumps meaning.
It is normal for parents to experience intrusive thoughts about harming their children. Don't let the thoughts worry you.
Kids' underdeveloped brains seem to help them acquire new languages with little effort.
Personality is not set in stone. If you don’t like some aspect of it, you can work to change it — "fake it till you make it."