Psychological Science

Blowing your budget? Blame your brain.
As if you needed another reason to have sex.
How #shepersisted went from political putdown to feminist battle cry.
Research, including new work from our Human Cooperation Laboratory at Yale, suggests Trump may be successful precisely because of his hotheadedness and lack of carefully thought-out proposals. Being seen as uncalculating can make people trust you.
Despite persistent calls for researchers to be more inclusive of ethnic minorities in their studies, our review found that little has changed over the last twenty years at great detriment to the field of Psychology as a whole.
Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.
A study shows that parents can give their kids math anxiety.
Is Twitter a genuine national conversation about important issues of the day, or is it merely an "echo chamber" -- a place where the already opinionated go to have their extreme views reinforced? And if it is an echo chamber, is this more the case for left-leaning Twitter users, or right-leaning?
There is a widespread public perception that dementia can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but this notion has not been rigorously investigated. One way to study this is to look at actual cases of brain degeneration, and see if the damage is linked to identity changes perceived by others. Do people with specific kinds of brain damage become no longer themselves?