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Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on October 11, 2021
Tara Westover's "Educated" describes her experience growing up without a formal education. Yet other factors involved in the way she was raised prepared her for extremism.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on October 5, 2021
How can we have respectful and reasonable political disagreements? How do we change extreme views? A friendship and discussion group tackles these issues.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 21, 2021
Dan Ariely, author of "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty," appears to have faked data on a study he led on honesty.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 11, 2021
A viral article blames the creative class for ruining U.S. society. What does this sociological analysis do for broader society?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on July 19, 2021
Even those of us who have no personal experience with traumatic events, like mass shootings, may respond to ambiguous information as if we do. Psychology helps explain why.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on July 15, 2021
Can smiling make you feel happier? The science said one thing, which was repeated by journalists and commentators. Then the science said something else. Where are we now?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on June 9, 2021
Why do scientists lie? A philosopher explores the role of the scientific community.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on June 3, 2021
Over the last decade, science reform has been key to improving psychology. Now reformers are leaving the field. Why?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on March 13, 2021
If you tell Facebook what pages you like, how well can it predict your personality? How would it make those predictions?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on March 7, 2021
A machine learning algorithm can predict whether someone is liberal or conservative from a photo alone.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on January 28, 2021
The Stanford Prison Experiment's most important lessons were not about prisons, but how we do research. We still haven't learned one of them.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on January 7, 2021
The riot at the U.S. Capitol yesterday cannot be explained by misinformation.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on December 30, 2020
What's the problem with the psychology effect the internet loves? And what does it mean for science reform?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on December 22, 2020
A Ph.D. student raised questions about her advisor's research. What happened next underlines the need for science reform.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on December 12, 2020
Researcher Chris Soto reviewed what life outcomes personality traits can predict. His results are a bright spot amid psychology's replication problems.
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on December 5, 2020
New research examines how well laypeople can judge the reliability of science. How does this relate to a recent business implosion?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on November 28, 2020
Modern willpower research had hundreds of studies supporting it. Now, the most rigorous study finds NOTHING. What happened?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on November 26, 2020
Sociologists argue that there's "no theory" in modern scientific reform. Is that right?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 23, 2020
What is the One Weird Trick for creating harmony among Christians and Muslims? And how well does it actually work?
Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 7, 2020
Social lives involve patterns—conversations short, long, and in between. What does that tell us about our personalities?