Behavior & Society – Scientific American

Behavior & Society – Scientific American

Fighting the pandemic from home and for home

New research in mice suggests that a pregnancy hormone contributes to brain and behavioral changes caused by childhood adversity

7 hours ago — Esther Landhuis

I stood at the bedside with the patient’s parents, siblings and grandparents as we watched the monitor count down her final breaths

Rejection stings for everyone, but for highly rejection-sensitive people, it can be a real showstopper

April 13, 2020 — Jade Wu Savvy Psychologist

Going out to interview people in rural Kentucky brought the dry population statistics I work with vividly to life

April 13, 2020 — Emily E. Miller

It will kill many directly, but the effort to fight it will incur a huge toll on other aspects of our health and well-being

It reveals that they involve the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, the posterior cingulate and the anterior temporal cortex

In times of great uncertainty, we should look beyond the data

Research on positive psychology may help prevent burnout

April 9, 2020 — Andrea Gawrylewski

Psychologists can’t agree whether facial expressions reliably convey moods. But companies building emotion-recognition software aren’t waiting to find out

April 9, 2020 — Douglas Heaven and Nature magazine

There is a superior way to motivate kids and make them feel proud about their accomplishments

April 7, 2020 — Çisem Gürel and Eddie Brummelman

Teens’ tech skills can help keep us stay close when we’re physically apart

Public health interventions can work in this poor and populous country—but only if the people are involved in designing and implementing them

Some famous musicians—from Mariah Carey to Jimi Hendrix—have a gift known as perfect pitch. What is it? Could you have it, too?

April 4, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

The ongoing effort to fight COVID-19 wins broad support, even across partisan divides

In an era of big research, having confidence in scientists, individually or collectively, involves trade-offs

A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020 — Lydia Denworth

From online journal clubs to “tweetorials” to conference updates, social media is changing the dissemination and discussion of biomedicine

April 1, 2020 — Nicole Wetsman and Nature Medicine

How to find meaning in life through authentic and autonomous living

Getting people to comply with social distancing policies is basically an exercise in marketing

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