Social media-behavioral psychology combo points to more HIV testing

Research suggests a valuable tool in the fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity

Many white Americans are becoming less enthusiastic about diversity and multiculturalism as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation.
Brad Pitt and stunt double

Why we can’t tell a Hollywood heartthrob from his stunt double

Scientists have pinpointed the brain mechanism by which we latch on to a particular face, even when it changes.
human brain

Curiosity helps learning and memory

Curiosity, while perhaps still dangerous for cats, serves as motivation for humans to acquire and retain information.
tiger and girl playing piano

Hold on, Tiger Mom

Research refutes the idea that the traditional, strict “Chinese” upbringing, advocated for in the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," is superior.
human brain

Brain 'dimmer switch' influences mood disorders

Researchers pinpoint control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
angry young girl

The universal face of anger

You know that look of fury. Researchers now believe it's part of our basic biology as humans.
U.S. Army marching band

In sync and in control?

UCLA social scientists find that marching in unison makes men feel more formidable.
girls with cell phones

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

Children’s social skills may be declining as they spend less time in face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of phones and other digital media.
Asian parents and children

What makes a happy parent?

Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies suggest? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.