Psychology

Mindlessness Can Be Just as Productive as Mindfulness
In praise of zoning out
October 29, 2014

Mindlessness actualyl enables creative thinking and personal problem-solving.

Could You Handle the Psychological Toll of an Ebola Quarantine?
October 24, 2014

21 days in your house, and you can't come in contact with anyone.

Fear of Ebola Could Make People More Likely to Vote Conservative
October 19, 2014

A growing body of literature suggests that fear make people’s political outlook more conservative.

Share Your Chocolate. It'll Make It Taste Better.
October 06, 2014

Finally. Scientific proof that splitting the cake makes it more satisfying.

People Use Fewer First-Person Pronouns As They Get Older
September 30, 2014

And we start saying these other things instead. 

$8 Pizza Tastes Better Than $4 Pizza Even When It's the Same Pizza
September 26, 2014

And why you don't really have to spend a lot on wine.

A Person's Accent Can Change Your Perception of What He Is Saying
And it could affect people’s judgments of what’s socially appropriate
September 23, 2014

New research reveals just how much a French, or Chinese, or Chilean accent changes what you hear. 

Women Pay More Attention to Politics When Their Senator Is a Woman
And men significantly outperform women on tests of political knowledge
September 15, 2014

So let's get a female president, stat!

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