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How to Avoid Regret in Your Social Life

By Sara E. Andrews | May 22, 2017

New research suggests that trying to maximize the benefits from your friendships may actually be bad for your well-being.

 
  

Past Stories

Is guilt good?

By Alex Dixon | September 1, 2007
 

Happiness in Flux

By Christi Chidester | September 1, 2007
 

What Makes a Rescuer

By Christi Chidester | September 1, 2007
 

The State of Marriage

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2007
 

Taxation without Vexation

By Jason Marsh | June 19, 2007
 

The Path to Forgiveness

By Nalini Padmanabhan | June 1, 2007
 

The Circle of Security

By Daniel Goleman | June 1, 2007

New programs help at-risk parents tune in to what their children really need.

 

Green With Empathy

By Shannon McIntyre | June 1, 2007
 

The Quiet Diet

By Julia Barzik | June 1, 2007
 

The Power of One

By Naazneen Barma | June 1, 2007
 

By the Numbers

By Jason Marsh | June 1, 2007

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The robot Kismet expresses (clockwise from bottom left) fear, anger, and surprise.

Can Robots Feel Your Pain?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 1, 2007

Not yet, but empathic androids are the next wave in robotics.

 

Body Language

By Dacher Keltner | June 1, 2007

Dacher Keltner reveals the science behind everyday gestures

 

Social Exclusion Decreases Prosocial Behavior

By Shannon McIntyre | March 13, 2007
 

Hurricane Katrina and the Protestant Work Ethic

By Nalini Padmanabhan | March 11, 2007
 

Early Parenthood and Politics Don’t Mix

By Naazneen Barma | February 26, 2007
 

Explaining Environmental Concern

By Nalini Padmanabhan | February 22, 2007
 

Maslow’s Theory Revisited

By Shannon McIntyre | February 16, 2007
 

The Influence of Dreams

By Julia Barzik | February 12, 2007
 

Marriage, No Marriage and Happy Marriage

By Erendira Rueda | January 30, 2007
 

The Biology of Empathy

By Mario Aceves | September 1, 2006
 

Join the Club

By Naazneen Barma | September 1, 2006
 

A Focusing Illusion

By Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk | September 1, 2006
 

Everyday Achievements

By Matthew Wheeland | September 1, 2006

What’s the key to academic success for kids struggling in school, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds?

 

Sacrificial Rights (and Wrongs)

By Neera Mehta | March 1, 2006
 

Notes on Peace Camp

By Michelle Flythe | March 1, 2006
 
An example of pairs of photographs used by researchers in their study of racial preference

Staring Prejudice in the Face

By Rebecca Rialon | March 1, 2006
 

No Quick Fix for Happiness

By Laura Saslow | March 1, 2006
 

Little Helpers

By Jenn Director Knudsen | March 1, 2006

Think toddlers are simply self-centered whirling dervishes, capable only of making a mess, waiting to be cared for and picked up after? Think again.

 

A Test of Trust

By Michelle Flythe | September 1, 2005
 

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