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 and old acquaintance he meets. Well, thanks, I wanted to respond. I’ve been watching the More
A sample of research exploring visuospatial perspective taking while reading, childhood origins of environmental behavior, and the psychological mechanisms underlying engagement in social issues on Twitter. More
For much of the 20th century, the phone booth was a steadfast and essential installation of modern life, from bustling cities to tumbleweed-strewn desert gas stations. Tippi Hedren was attacked in one in “The Birds,” Clark Kent frequently changed to Superman in one and Bill & Ted used one to More
Ryan — a brilliant, enthusiastic young scientist — spent a two-year layover in my neuroscience laboratory between his undergrad studies in Vancouver, B.C., and graduate school on the East Coast. On his last day in California, we sat over drinks, reflecting on his plans for the future. I offered some More
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