Scientists are studying people afflicted with Williams syndrome to figure out the biological basis for our behaviors.
New research finds third-graders are more attentive after experiencing a class taught on the lawn.
New research finds the two traits are mutually reinforcing.
The ambient temperature of a courtroom could change the way people perceive crimes—which, in turn, could affect sentencing.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
If existing behavioral programs aren’t working, can therapeutic sessions with a dog help kids who have problems at school?
Stanley Milgram's test subjects were not the only ones misled by his famous experiments on obedience.
Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.
Historians discover that the devil in the ancient texts is not nearly as frightening as the one who gives us the shakes in movies.