The founder of cultural anthropology, Franz Boas challenged the reigning notions of race and culture.
Climategate began with the leaking of emails sent to and from climate scientists. Climate skeptics quickly seized on just a few of them
The Little White Wedding Chapel's changing fortunes are emblematic of the state of matrimony and romance.
The initial promoters of gym class believed that a child’s mind would “remember” evolutionary phases through the stimulation of muscle tissue.
The audience for a joke has options. They can “support” a joke—for example by laughing at it—or they can respond with “unlaughter."
An extensive literature review reveals a startling lack of consensus around why we dream, though neurologists have made important discoveries.
Freud died 80 years ago this week. In this "Virtual Roundtable," three scholars debate the legacy of his 1923 text.
Studies show that college-educated white Americans value having choice -- and yet having too much choice can paralyze and lead to dissatisfaction.
Japanese women are protesting the widespread policy of mandatory high heels at work.
Why do people love IKEA furniture, cake mixes, and apple-picking? Psychology.