How Politicians Leverage Our Survival Instincts to Influence Our Votes
Psychologist and author Hector Garcia explains the roots of our political divide—and how the Trump administration embodies "the worst aspects of male psychology."
Beyond Red and Blue: America's Seven Political Tribes
New research finds a majority of Americans are tired of political polarization, and are looking for compromise.
Dispatches: What You Need to Know About Polarizing Political Divides
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
Steven Pinker's Radical Brand of 'Contingent Optimism'
The Harvard University psychologist argues humans have the capability to deal with the huge challenges we face. But will we? That's a different question.
Why We Engage in Tribalism, Nationalism, and Scapegoating
Robert Sapolsky reveals the biological basis for our most unfortunate traits—and insists change is possible.