What’s the Value of Single-Sex Schools?

Research on the effectiveness of single-sex schools has been mixed.

Rights and Freedom on Campus

There have been a range of debates happening over student rights and freedom.
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Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?

The science behind hugging, massage therapy, and physical touch.
Education and Leisure

The Rise and Fall of “Education for Leisure”

Where did the notion of teaching people how to spend their free time come from, and why did it disappear?

Why Your Privacy is Not Just About You

Maintaining privacy is more of a social practice than one would think.
Project Implicit Racial Prejudice

PSY-Q: Project Implicit Reveals Your Hidden Prejudice

Immigration has been in the news recently on both sides of the pond. In Great Britain, the anti-immigration ...

Tele(phone)kinesis

In a scene straight out of science fiction, a student in Washington lifted another student’s hand—with a thought.

Kicking Back, Gladiator Style

Gladiators drank a concoction of vinegar and ashes to stay bulky for battle.

Psy-Q: What Does The Prisoner’s Dilemma have to do with Greenhouse Gases?

Welcome to another edition of Psy-Q, the column that delves into the JSTOR archives to give you the ...

Waking the Spirits: The Diaries of John A. Clark

During the fall and winter of 1861-1862, Clark and many other officials in Santa Fe attended at least eight séances.