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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Here at the (Implicit) Fitness Center

It’s fair to say that the filmmaker Alexander Payne takes a grim view of aging in America. In last year’s darkly comedic road film Nebraska, the highly praised Bruce Dern […] More>

Healing the Wounds of the Future

Several years ago, the satirical newspaper The Onion ran an article about “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” based on a “study” by the Department of Future Veterans Affairs. Victims of the disorder, […] More>

Have and Have Not: The Widening Gap

The late Peter Drucker is widely viewed as the inventor of modern corporate management, although before his death he was discouraged by the short-sightedness of many business leaders. He was […] More>

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

In the current issue of The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert describes her family’s brief and not entirely successful experiment with the Paleolithic diet. Her account is humorous, but it also […] More>

The Handiest Tool in the World

Long before we had inches and centimeters, we had hands. The breadth of a man’s hand was the metric of choice at least as far back as ancient Egypt, and […] More>