It’s Gotten Awkward to Wear a Mask
Last week, just a couple of hours into a house-sitting stint in Massachusetts for my cousin and his wife, I received from them a flummoxed text: “Dude,” it read. “We are the only people in
Changing Perceptions About Harm Can Temper Moral Outrage
Comprehensive sex education works. Years of research show that it is much more effective than an abstinence-only approach at preventing teen pregnancy. In fact, abstinence-only programs may actually increase unplanned pregnancies and can contribute to harmful shaming and sexist attitudes.
How Can I Help? In Times of Need, People Just Want to Feel Supported
More often than not, recipients of support perceive offers of help far more positively than we might expect them to.
How ‘Ghosting’ Is Linked to Mental Health
Check your phone. Are there any unanswered texts, snaps or direct messages that you’re ignoring? Should you reply? Or should you “ghost” the person who sent them? Ghosting happens when someone cuts off all online
Don’t Surround Yourself With Admirers
When you’re admired and well known, “people are always nice to you,” the actor Robert De Niro once confessed to Esquire magazine. “You’re in a conversation, and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying.” Sounds great!
Outnumbered: People Overestimate the Presence of Symbolically Threatening Groups
People commonly exaggerate the presence of certain groups simply because they are perceived as ideologically different.