Information sharing interferes with 'wisdom of crowds': study
Facing a judge? Study says go early or after lunch
If you have to face a judge, try for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. A new study suggests that's when they're most lenient.
Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping
Khan Academy aims to reinvent education through video (w/ video)
Experimental philosophy opens new avenues into old questions
Philosophers have argued for centuries, millennia actually, about whether our lives are guided by our own free will or are predetermined as the result of a continuous chain of events over which we have no control.
Societies evolve slowly, just like biological species
Study finds small groups demonstrate distinctive 'collective intelligence' when facing difficult tasks
When it comes to intelligence, the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts. A new study co-authored by MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Union College researchers documents the existence of ...
Looks like a winner: Scientists demonstrate how much candidate appearances affect election outcomes
When you vote in an election, your choice is surely not influenced by anything as superficial as a candidate's looks, right?
'The friend of my enemy is my enemy': Virtual universe study proves 80-year-old theory on how humans interact
A new study analysing interactions between players in a virtual universe game has for the first time provided large-scale evidence to prove an 80 year old psychological theory called Structural Balance Theory. ...
Age gap really does matter: Math mentors much more effective in beginning of career
A new Northwestern University study of mentor-protege relationships has found something that parents and children have known for a long time: the generation gap is real, and it matters. It not only affects communication but ...
New Study Eyes Evolution of Fairness and Punishment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have long been puzzled by large societies in which strangers routinely engage in voluntary acts of kindness, respect and mutual benefit even though there is often an individual cost involved.
Could Porn Be Good For Society?
'Pay it forward' pays off
For all those dismayed by scenes of looting in disaster-struck zones, whether Haiti or Chile or elsewhere, take heart: Good acts - acts of kindness, generosity and cooperation - spread just as easily as bad. ...
Social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish. In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing ...