Students Don’t Just Need Grit, They Need Agency

Psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that students need "grit," or rugged individualism, to succeed. But scholar Anindya Kundu insists there's more to it.

The Brain’s Memory Back-Up Plan

Neuroscientists have discovered how memory is stored–and backed up–in the brain.

Why Blue Is Better Than Green At Beating the Blues

There might be a reason why being out in nature can put you in a naturally better mood. A new study researched the psychological benefits of ocean views.  

The Psychology of Copycat Crime

A recent wave of subway slashings in New York City is an opportunity to examine the criminology and sociology behind copycat crime.
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The Equation for Happiness

Is there an equation for happiness? And if so, can science really define it?
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In Defense of Introverted Children

As the mother of an introverted child, I felt unnerved by the reactions of adults around me to my daughter’s quietness.
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The Latchkey Generation: How Bad Was It?

The latchkey generation--also known as Generation X--was raised by working parents who left them alone after school. We consider the implications.
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Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.
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The Coca-Cola Wars: Can Anybody Really Tell the Difference?

While few people can reliably discern any difference in a blind taste test, Coca-Cola is winning in its branding war with Pepsi.

A Smoking Gun: The Battle Over Gun Control and Statistical Significance

Gun control and statistical significance in Florida