We're Only Human

wray-herbert_headshotWray Herbert has been writing about psychology and behavioral science for many years. He has been a staff writer and editor for Science News, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and Newsweek. He is currently a contributor to Huffington Post and Scientific American Mind. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other national publications.

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Recent Posts   

Not Enough Basketballs? The Too-Much-Talent Effect

The NBA playoffs are underway, and the Miami Heat are the odds-on favorite to “three-peat.” If they do—or if they don’t for that matter—the outcome will fuel an enduring debate […] More>

Anatomy of a Memorable Lunch

It’s about 11 in the morning, and I’m already thinking about lunch. I’m at my desk in my downtown office, so I have lots of options. I could go to […] More>

Fathers, Daughters and the Second Shift

The phrase “the second shift” entered the popular lexicon a quarter century ago, when sociologist Arlie Hochschild and Anne Machung published a popular book by that name. Based on in-depth […] More>

The Psychology of Forgiving and Forgetting

Nicholas Kristoff’s latest New York Times column was sad and moving. It was a tribute to Marina Keegan, an honors student and recent graduate of Yale University who turned her […] More>

It was the best of times, the most indulgent of times

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. College students in particular—and those leaving college to enter the work force—have been described as self-absorbed and entitled, […] More>