Tsars, Kaisers and Caesars had a couple of things in common. Stalin continued those trends.
At the peak of a pandemic, we are acutely aware of the body’s immune response to disease. Something similar is occurring in the political response to the Capitol insurrection.
Do you wish your partner was more like you? Think again. A promise to love each other ‘in difference and in health’ is how your relationship will flourish.
Is there no stopping our drive to favor our ingroups over outgroups? Is it even worth trying?
Two recent papers documented a nonreciprocal attraction toward co-partisan ideological extremists, termed political acrophily—attraction to extremes.
When the interests of the group differ from the interests of the individual, problems arise. In an important sense, this is the fundamental conflict of the human experience.
The human emotional system, efficient at dealing with death alone, splinters when inheritance joins the funeral, shifting thoughts from the lost loved one to the all-too-present.
Our social behavior is branded into our brains during early interactions with parents. These patterns can be overridden, but there is a huge price to pay if we chose to do so.
How do names help adoptive parents manage the balance between honoring a child’s past while also integrating them into a new extended family?
Horses have a rich emotional life, but how do we know about their emotions? Research on their left-right preferences may offer surprising insights.