Research suggests that creating space can help you avoid temptations.
Personality characteristics reflect fairly stable differences between people in their motivations. Traits are made up of more specific elements called facets.
Many important things you do in life require you to understand the world from someone else’s point of view. What can you do to enhance this ability?
There has been lots of hand-wringing over the past few decades about STEM education and the need to ensure that students leave school with good math ability.
All else being equal, we believe that we should choose to be honest with others. Yet, new research explores the prospect that people use honesty when it serves their aims.
For many people, the typical stance they take when negotiating with others is competitive. Older adults may have particular trouble finding cooperative solutions in negotiations.
What are the main goals that people tend to pursue? A recent paper looked at the words in English that correspond to goals to answer this question.
Protests can have many different influences. They may spur companies or legislators to act. How do protests affect popular support for a movement?
Anyone who has ever taught a class knows that multitasking is rampant, and cellphones are a big culprit. How bad is it to use a cell phone in class?
Many choices in life involve some tradeoff that may also have a strong moral dimension. How do we deal with these two dimensions of decisions?