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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

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?

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?

Game theory tells us that climate deals are doomed to failure.

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.

Humans and Neanderthals: History Revealed in an Ancient Femur

Recent findings narrow the period in which both Neanderthals and modern humans existed together.

PSY-Q: “It’s the psychology, stupid.” What really decides elections?

The "rational choice" model alone doesn't account for voting behavior. So what does?