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Human behavior is fascinating — and we still have a lot to learn. Keep up with news and updates from the field of psychology.

An expert on human blind spots gives advice on how to think

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Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

Bored and lonely? Blame your phone.

Yes, the internet is destroying our collective attention span

Teen girls are now poisoning themselves at alarming rates. There are ways to help.

Why shame is good

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Mindfulness meditation in America has a capitalism problem

How digital technology is destroying our freedom

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The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained

I spent months talking to psychedelic guides and researchers. Here’s what I learned.

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A promising new clue to prevent teen suicide: empower adults who care

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting

How the Enlightenment sold us a twisted view of human nature

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I work with kids. Here’s why they’re consumed with anxiety. 

9 essential lessons from psychology to understand the Trump era

I’ve counseled hundreds of victims of gaslighting. Here’s how to spot if you’re being gaslighted.

Why humans evolved into such good bullshitters

Why it’s so hard to get people to care about mass suffering

The surprisingly weak scientific case for emotional support animals 

America’s teens are extremely stressed out about school shootings

A history of happiness explains why capitalism makes us feel empty inside

Why marriages succeed — or fail

Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

Why some people never evacuate during a hurricane, according to a psychologist

Why psychedelic drugs could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

Tech companies use “persuasive design” to get us hooked. Psychologists say it’s unethical.

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We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video

Doctored photos can easily create false memories. What happens when there’s fake video?

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Trump is a real-world political science experiment

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.

Philip Zimbardo defends the Stanford Prison Experiment, his most famous work 

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A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

This is what 500 Christians think “God’s face” looks like. It’s full of bias.

The Stanford Prison Experiment is based on lies. Hear them for yourself.

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

How data scientists are using AI for suicide prevention

The “marshmallow test” said patience was a key to success. A new replication tells us s’more.

A feminist philosopher makes the case against Jordan Peterson

“Yanny” vs. “Laurel”: your reality is an interpretation