Prayer: How does it work?

Prayer: How does it work?

How do victims of domestic violence benefit from prayer? A series of interviews shows a range of mechanisms: from zoning out to More »

Smile: A new view of happiness

Smile: A new view of happiness

Heard the rumor that people are happy — or not — depending on their genes and upbringing? “My bad,” says a 24-year study from More »

Mass killings explained?

Mass killings explained?

Why do mass killers pull the trigger? What are the warning signs of “rampage” shootings? What can we do in advance? The questions just More »

Body odor

Body odor

Study finds that male body odor is harder to mask, but the male nose is more easily confused. Info lends insight into human mating, and More »

After the chimp attack

After the chimp attack

We explore the sad saga of pet primates. Are these pets psychologically good for us? For them? Are humans and other primates trading More »

Discussing disgust

Discussing disgust

Disgust caused by filthy food, feces, and an unfair deal all trigger the same facial expression. So is our moral disgust the same as More »

Warm hand = warm heart?

Warm hand = warm heart?

Study finds that holding a warm cup of coffee for a few seconds can make us see other people as warmer, more outgoing. How come? More »

Depression: Nothing but the Blues

Depression: Nothing but the Blues

Depression causes more disability than diabetes, cancer or stroke. What causes depression? How is it treated? Can we improve treatment? More »