Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?
While science is clear that vaccines are safe and effective, it is silent on whether or not mandating compulsory vaccination is the right thing to do.
Sociologists Test Six Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment
The sociologists Michael Radlet and Marian Borg test out six arguments for and against capital punishment.
Do Good Students Make Bad Teachers?
The relationship between GPA and the performance of good and bad teachers seems modest at best.
Wild, Natural, and Home Births: For the Birds?
Medical research on natural and home births
PSY-Q: The SAD-dest Time of the Year
What are the treatment options for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Psy-Q: Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?
Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?
PSY-Q: Are the Drug Laws Working? Russell Brand Doesn’t Think So
All currently-illegal drugs, including cannabis, are harmful to health, the main argument for legalizing them reduces harm, by minimizing their consumption.
PSY-Q: A Smoking Gun? (or The Plain Truth). Would Plain Cigarette Packaging Save Lives?
What is the health impact of plain cigarette packaging?
Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?
The science behind hugging, massage therapy, and physical touch.
Project Implicit Reveals Your Hidden Prejudice
Professor Anthony Greenwald invented the Implicit Association Test that can tap into our implicit feelings about race. What happens when people take it?