A Berkeley professor explains why society needs more troublemakers
It’s sweet to be agreeable—but what a vibrant, healthy society really needs is principled troublemakers. Those who dare to say “no” when it appears that everyone else is in agreement are rare and brave—and they
People hate small talk so much that some hosts have started banning it from their parties
We’d just left a crowded birthday party when a friend told me he admired the way I made small talk. It’s painful for him, he said, to do the idle chit-chat thing with every new
Group norms influence individual self-control in children
Those participants who were told their group members were patient ended up waiting almost twice as long for a second marshmallow as the others
Testosterone on the Team
A new research report found that testosterone levels are associated with how diverse and homogeneous business teams perform, but in opposite ways.
How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It’s Important
Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there is no contract locking us to the other
When Did Marriage Become So Hard?
No one will deny that marriage is hard. In fact, there’s evidence it’s getting even harder. Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, argues that’s because our expectations of marriage have increased dramatically in