articles tagged: psychology
this is your brain. this is your brain on wealth and power.
# science

this is your brain. this is your brain on wealth and power.

Wealth and power don’t just change how you live and your priorities. They also change how your mind works in disconcerting ways.

can electricity treat criminal behavior?
# science

can electricity treat criminal behavior?

Crime and a lack of impulse control go hand in hand. Now, there may be a way to activate that impulse control with an electric current. But we’ll need to be careful how we use it.

the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner
# science

the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner

A new study shows that people with hardline political views are more confident in their decisions, no matter how minor, than moderates. But we still don’t know why...

why emojis don’t deserve the hate they get
# tech

why emojis don’t deserve the hate they get

According to researchers and experts, emojis aren’t replacing the written word, they’re just helping us understand the emotional context in which that written word was deployed.

when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks
# health

when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks

Researchers want you to know that immersing yourself in your own mind isn’t all sunshine and enlightenment.

how to know if you’re addicted to love
# sex

how to know if you’re addicted to love

Those caught with their pants down often seek treatment for sex addiction. But is sex addiction real, and does it mean they weren't responsible for their actions?

is there such a thing as sex addiction?
# sex

is there such a thing as sex addiction?

For years there's been a debate about whether sexual addiction should be included in the DSM V and we don't seem to be any closer to an answer.

pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories
# oddities

pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories

We figured out the recipe for conspiracy theorists. And, unwittingly, so has social media...

how to effectively battle dunning kruger
# science

how to effectively battle dunning kruger

There is a cure for Dunning Kruger according to one of its discoverers. Unfortunately, there's a risk of collateral damage when it's applied.

why just showing more data doesn’t slow propaganda on social media
# tech

why just showing more data doesn’t slow propaganda on social media

The idea that just giving people more data to make the right choices flies in the face of how humans typically work.

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