March 21, 2019
We know our actions affect those around us. But how do we know whether our impact is positive? This week on Hidden Brain, what it means to do good in the world.
March 15, 2019
Envy is one of the most unpleasant of all human emotions. This week, we explore an emotion that can inspire us to become better people — or to commit unspeakable acts.
March 7, 2019
New research finds that partisans agree with bumper sticker slogans — unless they are told that those slogans were made by a leader of the opposing party.
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.