How the Intolerable Becomes Acceptable
Public opinion can often seem mercurial. Obamacare was widely unpopular—until it took effect. The Republican tax plan was widely derided when it was proposed and debated, but people now seem to be warming to it.
Medical Professionals Benefit from Self-Directed ‘Job Crafting’
Employees can shape their environments to improve their experience at work and their performance.
Is There an Ideal Number of Health Messages to Prompt New Habits?
Intending to follow through with health recommendations may depend on how many suggestions your doctor gives.
Praising a Preschooler for Being Smart Can Backfire, International Study Finds
Telling a child how smart he or she is comes naturally to a lot of parents and early-childhood educators, but a new study of preschool children in China suggests that may do more harm than
People Who Value Virtue Show Wiser Reasoning
We’re often better at working through our friends’ problems than our own—but people who are motivated to develop the best in themselves and others don’t show this bias.
Appetizing Imagery Puts Visual Perception on Fast Forward
Images with appealing content seem to fade more smoothly relative to other images, even when they faded at the same rate.