Why empathy training is unlikely to work

As federal parliament continues to erupt with allegations of harassment and abuse, one of the responses from our most senior leaders has been empathy training.

Why do men have to wait for 'round 2'?

If you type into a search engine—"why do men have to wait before having sex again?"—the results will include many references to prolactin. This hormone is thought to be involved in hundreds of physiological processes ...

How employers can soften the blow of furloughs and layoffs

Furloughs and layoffs are traumatic—especially during a pandemic—but new research from Rice University offers ways employers can ease the emotional impact when they deliver the bad news to their workers.

Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation

To stay current about the COVID-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often ...

The desire for information: Blissful ignorance or painful truth?

We live in a time of unprecedented access to information. And in this era of sheltering-in-place around the nation and the globe, the desire for news may be higher than ever—at least for some people. But do we really want ...

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