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   

The Discipline Gap: Race in the Classroom

I came of age in a Jersey shore community with high racial tension. A major road divided the town, and separated black homes from white homes. But we all met […] More>

The Psychology of the Shortlist

Imagine this scenario: A plum job has opened up, one that you really want and feel well qualified to hold. So you go through the rigorous process of applying. You […] More>

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

There are lots of people of normal, healthy weight who, when they look in the mirror, see a fat person. Many of them know that their perceptions are skewed, because […] More>

Are There Natural Remedies For Cognitive Aging?

More than 30 countries now have a life expectancy of 80 or more, a dramatic increase over the last half century. This is good news, but it also brings challenges. […] More>

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Chris Matthews, who hosts the MSNBC news program Hardball, is convinced that torture works. In the last two days, in the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s damning report on […] More>