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What physicists get wrong about free will

It might seem that everything that’s happening at the higher, ‘emergent’ levels should be uniquely determined by the physics operating ...
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How to use your brain to keep food cravings from turning into eating

Many believe that cravings are caused by low blood sugar, or that the body lacks certain other nutrients. In the ...
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Always late? Psychologist explains complex reasons behind a trait so annoying to others

Punctual people may believe that late people are passive-aggressive and that their time is more valuable than those who wait for ...
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7 misconceptions about evolutionary psychology, including the idea that behavior is genetically determined

Evolutionary approaches to psychology hold the promise of revolutionizing the field and unifying it with the biological sciences. But among ...
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5 things we get wrong about psychopaths

There are a number of myths that pervade pop culture regarding psychopaths. Here is my take on some of the ...
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Viewpoint: We need to stop worrying about whether people can cope with bad news from genetic tests

When the Human Genome Project began in 1990, bioethicists feared that giving people the results of genetic tests would do ...
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Remembering that fossils once had lives—long before we discovered their ancient bones

Fossils are the only remaining traces of once-living beings, and their collective and individual lived experiences simply cannot be known ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat should replace farm animals as food

Why so many people resist cultured meat -- and why they shouldn't ...
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Expensive is healthier? How premium organic food prices mislead shoppers

Organic food and organic farming have a really strong association with being “better.” But not everyone means the same thing ...
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Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...
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Is personality influenced by birth order? New studies challenge ‘conventional wisdom’

Birth order, according to conventional wisdom, molds personality: Firstborn children, secure with their place in the family and expected to ...
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Video: How we fool ourselves into fearing our food—and how to stop

Pesticides, chemicals, cancer - the world is a scary place and our dinner plate even more so. Or so it ...
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‘Creative misbehavior’: When ingenuity takes a dark turn

Misbehavior is a form of creative thinking ...
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‘Attack’ on masculinity? Psychology association defends new clinical guidelines for males

The American Psychological Association is on the defensive over its newly released clinical guidance for treating boys and men, which links ...
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Only half of psychology studies can be replicated. That’s a big problem

Over the past few years, an international team of almost 200 psychologists has been trying to repeat a set of ...
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Are some people just ‘jerks’? New study identifies four major personality types

Personality type tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better ...
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Why there’s little hope of ending public disagreements over GMOs and food safety

[L]ook out into the future to the year 2050.  Do you think our future food conversations will be more or ...
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Talking Biotech: Probing the psychology of consumers who fear GMOs

Why do consumers fear technologies that have generated an abundant food supply? Economist Dr. David Just explains how emotion influences ...