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.
August 30, 2018
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we explore why people often avoid telling the truth — to others, and to themselves.
July 27, 2018
Decades ago, a group of women accused a prominent playwright of sexual misconduct. For the most part, the complaints went nowhere. In 2017, more women came forward. This time, people listened.