January 24, 2019
What happens when we connect with people whose view of the world is very different from our own? This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the links between diversity, conflict, and creativity.
January 22, 2019
Investigations of Russian influence on the 2016 election have tended to focus on the role of social media. Researchers are also exploring the psychological vulnerability that hackers exploited.
January 17, 2019
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we tell the stories of two people who defy gender stereotypes in their jobs.
January 8, 2019
A study shows that rating systems for online marketplaces are prone to inflation, because raters feel pressured to leave high scores.
December 27, 2018
The turn of the year is a time when we set the old aside and welcomed the new into our lives. When one chapter ends, another begins.
December 13, 2018
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we dig into the culture and psychology that determines the foods that make us salivate and the scents that make us squirm.
November 13, 2018
Many schools give attendance awards to motivate students. A study found students who were awarded for perfect attendance went on to have more absences than their peers who weren't given the award.
October 31, 2018
The CDC estimated that 72,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017. There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma.
October 4, 2018
We all know the downsides of being poor. But what about the downsides of being rich? This week, we explore the psychology of scarcity...and excess.
September 18, 2018
Researchers studied nearly 2 million art auction sales and found paintings by women fetched less money than paintings by men. Disparities that plague parts of the economy also affect the art world.