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Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.
A new book highlights the many ways that Americans are trying to bridge political divides.
Articles: How Purity Divides UsBy Emily Gersema | February 26, 2016
A study of moral values reveals issues related to purity can determine how close—or how far—we want to be with someone in social and political circles.
As Americans interview candidates for president, how can they make sure gender bias doesn't get in the way of hiring the right one?
A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.
Articles: Culture Shapes How Leaders SmileBy Clifton B. Parker | February 22, 2016
The way presidents and government officials smile depends on which emotions their culture values, a new study finds.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.
Articles: Racism is Not a Mental IllnessBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2015
Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?
Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015
Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.
Articles: Why Evolution Made Forgiveness DifficultBy Anthony C. Lopez | March 24, 2015
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
Research has found that right-wingers report being happier than those on the left. But a new study calls that into question by measuring words and behavior.
Articles: Optimism for Me, Pessimism for WeBy Lisa Bennett | April 22, 2014
New research explains why we tend to think we're all doomed, even as we hope for a better personal future. Can we close that gap between private optimism and public pessimism?
Articles: When Empathy FailsBy Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014
Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.
Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and ThemBy Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013
A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.
Articles: Can Love Change the World?By Michael Edwards | August 19, 2013
Is there any scientific basis for believing that love can be a force for change in politics and economics? A Q&A with Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
Today, Congressman Tim Ryan re-introduces his bill to support the growth of social-emotional learning in schools.
Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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