June 18, 2018
As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.
June 14, 2018
So often we get stuck in the past, rehashing what we should have done, and what we no longer have. But researchers say our obsession with the past can tell us something important about our future.
June 11, 2018
Food fills many of our needs. Hunger is just one. Paul Rozin explains the profound role that food plays in our lives.
June 4, 2018
There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in learning. And mental chit chat can make learning hard. One solution, silence it with a click.
May 31, 2018
Parents may think they treat their children equally, but new research shows that parents show bias when forced to choose between spending on sons and daughters.
May 28, 2018
Many parents think they can shape their child into a particular kind of adult. Psychologist Alison Gopnik says the science suggests otherwise.
May 24, 2018
Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it.
May 21, 2018
All of us think back to turning points in our lives, and imagine how things could have unfolded differently. Why do we so often ask ourselves, "What if?"
May 18, 2018
How many ads have you encountered today? On this week's radio replay, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media.
May 15, 2018
It doesn't just keep them entertained. New research highlights an unexpected positive impact — and also shows that when a parent sings to a child, the parent can benefit, too.