People Who Use More Happy Words Are Not Necessarily Happier – An Awkward Finding For Language-based Emotion Research The age of social media has opened up exciting opportunities for researchers to investigate people’s emotional states on a massive scale. For … Continue reading Emotion-related words
Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California New York State lawmakers have agreed to impose a statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales, changing a way of life for … Continue reading Fees or ban?
What’s Wrong with Moral Foundations Theory, and How to get Moral Psychology Right Once the exclusive preserve of philosophy and theology, the study of morality has now become a thriving interdisciplinary endeavor, encompassing research in evolutionary theory, genetics, biology, animal … Continue reading Problems of cooperation
Good News For Science, Bad News For Humanity Psychology’s replication crisis receives a lot of airtime, with plenty of examples of failed replications and methodological issues that cast doubt on past research findings. But there is also good news: several … Continue reading The bias blind spot
Why Is It So Hard to Change Bad Habits? I’ve managed to turn around a lot of my bad habits over the years, like reducing my fast food consumption, spending less time glued to screens, and finding an exercise regimen … Continue reading Habit reset challenge
Why Are Americans So Divided on Refugee Policy? The U.S. will resettle the lowest number of refugees in fiscal year 2019 since the Refugee Act was passed in 1980. After taking office, President Donald Trump reduced the admission limit from … Continue reading Open to refugees
The Harsh Reality of Video-Game Addiction Jonas Odell, a Swedish filmmaker, has long been interested in animation and game design. Like many in his field, he has been keeping up with the recent spate of articles about video-game addiction. One … Continue reading Gaming addiction