Studies Show

You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can’t Viciously Murder It

There’s no worse time than now to be an animal abuser.

Dad Brains: How Fatherhood Affects Grey Matter

A new child brings immediate responsibilities and stresses, but a person doesn’t “become a father” overnight.

Comment Sections: Scientific Aberrations in Action

Yes, the comments are terrible, but the extent to which commenters’ behavior deviates from established psychological patterns is fascinating. And terrible.

How Do You Hurt the Ones You Love?

One way to measure how compassionate a partner you are? The way you break up with people.

White People’s Obsession with Reverse Racism

Why do so many white Americans think they’re the real victims?

Does Having a Sense of Humour Make You Funny?

There’s a difference between being able to enjoy jokes and actually making them.

The Nefarious Future of the Focus Group

When bored, our brains react in different ways—but when engaged, they march in mental lockstep.