Five Studies: Why Kids Who Kill Are Getting a Second Chance
Neuroscience helped debunk the superpredator myth—and sway the Supreme Court. Why the movement to overhaul juvenile sentencing is picking up steam.
Five Studies: Does Flibanserin Provide Real Sexual Benefits for Women?
Research suggests that the now-FDA-approved female libido-booster is—at least in part—a pharmaceutical ploy.
Five Studies: New Approaches in Treating Addiction as a Disease
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism.
Five Studies: Easing the College Transition for Lower-Class and Minority Students
What can we do to help kids who are the first in their families to go to college—or who face extra burdens because of their race, class, or religion?
The Kids Will Be All Right, Even Without the Nuclear Family
Gay, straight, single, divorced: Five studies that prove that the who of family matters a lot less than the how when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids.
How Organized Minorities Defeat Disorganized Majorities
The whole idea of a democracy is that the majority is generally supposed to get its way. But time and again, it’s not the majority but a potent minority that drives—or prevents—progress.
What to Accept When You're Expecting: Emily Oster and Pregnancy
Do we need to be scaring pregnant women so much?