Hollywood is a gated community, and the stories it chooses to honor speak volumes about how it views race and gender in this country.
He formed social learning theory. He made self-efficacy a game-changing concept. And he really did a number on Bobo the Clown. Albert Bandura is the Keith Moon of psychology.
About 1.15 million people in the U.S. have died from gun violence since John Lennon's death 35 years ago. What can his life and music tell us about how to respond to violence, intolerance, and hate?
How likely we are to bounce back from a setback is not predetermined. Here's why, and what you can do to cultivate your inner fighter.
France is welcoming Syrian refugees, but the U.S. is frightened. Have we forgotten who we are and how we got here?
A new study shows that mindfulness meditation can reduce our physical and emotional pain. But what is mindfulness and how do we practice it?
A new study shows how children who face difficult times grow up to be anxious adults. Luckily, there's something we all can do.
A new study says people who worry are better prepared than those who don't — but that's not the whole story.
Teachers reinforce that making mistakes will get you a dunce cap. Shouldn't it be getting you a gold star instead?
We often conflate the words 'compassion' and 'empathy' but they have different meanings for a very important reason.
With the addition of Julia, a character with autism, Sesame Street (unlike The Muppets) keeps up with the times without losing its soul.
Sure their students won a debate against Harvard, but that's only one reason the Bard Prison Initiative is changing the way we think about criminals.
If you remove the media microscope, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has promise but should have more "with Trevor Noah."
Studies show that television shows featuring minorities help us ease our attitudes toward people who are "different." We look back at the past thirty years and see how that came to be.
As neuroscience has begun studying the mind, they have looked to those who have mastered the mind. University of British Columbia researchers have verified the Buddhist belief of anatta, or not-self.
The lady birds in the “arranged marriage” group were less interested in hooking up with their partners, and were more likely to abandon their eggs.
I'm a granola-eating hippie liberal, and I kind of admire Carly Fiorina. What happens when we like a person, but hate their politics?
Stephen Colbert compared binging on Trump jokes to binging on Oreos — but are we the ones over-indulging in Trumpapolooza?
Elon Musk says nuking Mars would get it nice and toasty for humans. Is that really within the realm of possibility?
Hillary Clinton continually tweaks her public image, but there is a greater cost to not knowing who you are: We don't know, either.
As children become more overscheduled, playtime decreases and the pressure to achieve increases. The cost of that trade-off is high.
SAT scores are the lowest they've been in a decade, so we're making the test easier to take. What does that say about our data-obsessed culture?
The current length of maternity leave is one-size-fits-all, but what does that say about the value we place on balancing work and family?
Our "follow your dreams" culture encourages us to listen to our gut, while society demands practicality. But what does that mean for artists?
Shell has permission to drill off the coast of Alaska, but other oil companies are warning of potentially harmful long-term consequences.
Donald Trump is the topic of our national conversation, and the reason for his popularity seems to revolve around his distaste for political correctness—but why do we love that?
Forget asteroids, plagues, or zombies: The true apocalypse will (allegedly) be the curiosity of tattooed millennials.
In the murky land of Twitter, a war rages online- and offline as comedians attempt to protect their writing from other writers.
I was misdiagnosed as bipolar largely as a result of the pervading gender bias in ADHD diagnosis, and that is indicative of a really big problem.