Daily check up: Handwashing, a sympathetic act
The Boston Globe: A study in Psychological Science suggests that, to get doctors to wash their hands more regularly, hospitals could appeal to their sympathies, changing the message from “wash your hands to protect yourself”
The Obedience Experiments at 50
This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of Stanley Milgram’s groundbreaking experiments on obedience to destructive orders — the most famous, controversial and, arguably, most important psychological research of our times. To commemorate
Why that book changed your life
National Post: The claim that a book can change someone’s life is one that’s made over and over again. Usually, we brush it aside as a cliché, but what if it was actually possible? The
50th Anniversary of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments
Stories of torture, corporate greed, fraud, and misconduct are regular features of daily news coverage. For years, psychological scientists have tried to understand why ordinary and decent people are driven to commit such atrocious acts.
Kate Winslet and Ryan Gosling have the stuff of heroes. How about the rest of us?
Los Angeles Times: It’s the stuff movies are made of, but this time it was real life: Actress Kate Winslet reportedly rescued billionaire Richard Branson’s elderly mother from a burning home on Branson’s private island
Careful whom you mimic
The Globe and Mail: Careful whom you mimic “Have you ever crossed your arms to match a friend’s stance or leaned in a little closer as your date did the same thing? If so, you’ve