Russel Brand

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.
Free_Hugs,_in_Hibiyakoen,_Tokyo_Prefecture

Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?

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

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 ...

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

Recent news coverage has been dominated by the fallout from the US midterm elections, with the Republicans thrashing ...
Fear of Ebola

Psy-Q: The Psychology Behind Our Fear of Ebola

Welcome to the first of a new weekly column, Psy-Q, which delves into the JSTOR archives to give ...

Nobel Prize Awarded for Research Related to “Internal GPS”

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists whose work focused on the brain's "internal GPS."

Why We Really, Really Hate Being Alone

Why do we hate to be alone? It may have to do with saber toothed tigers.