People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn’t necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find… More
A researcher looks at the interpersonal side of our tendency to avoid sunk costs.
A researcher takes a fresh look at why people often persist with an unpleasant or unprofitable endeavor because they don’t want the resources they’ve already invested to go to waste… More
Research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have outsize notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative… More
A sample of research exploring self-dehumanization and moral behavior, reading skills in children at risk of dyslexia, and prosocial predictions by bottlenose dolphins… More
Rather than being “maximizers,” people seem to aspire to moderate ideal levels of traits, such as pleasure, intelligence, personal freedom, and longevity… More
Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay may reduce purchases of the drinks, a field study shows… More