- The Pros and Cons of Likemindedness
- What Conspiracy Theories Teach Us About Reason
- What Motivates A Suicide Bomber?
- Passion, Reason & Moral Hypocrisy
- The Psychology of Magic
- Has Pop Culture Stopped? Or Are Pop Culture Writers Getting Too Old?
- Why Everyone (else) is Overconfident
- To Give or To Get: Paradox of Choice and Prosocial Spending
- Friend or Foe in Twenty Seconds: New Research Examines Accuracy of Snap-Judgments
- Stereotype Threat: Overcoming Stereotypes One Neuron at a Time
- Does Raising Awareness About Bullying Cause More Bullying? Misguided Incentives in Schools
- Is Character More Important Than GPA?
- Are There Too Many Beautiful Women and Powerful Men In The World?
- The Psychology of Marriage: Choice or Arranged?
- The Unconscious Influence of Names: What’s Really Going On?
- Political Empathy And Moral Matrices
- Do Babies Know What’s Fair?
- Are We Inherently Good or Evil? What Babies Teach us About Morality
- Morality & The Individual: The Role of the Passions in Moral Dilemmas
- Drawing Out Our Better Angels: The Important Role of Moral Reminders
- Is There Anything Wrong With Incest? Emotion, Reason and Altruism in Moral Psychology
- Religion, Evolution & What The New Atheists Overlook
- The Future of Religion
- Why Atheists Should Be Allowed To Cherry Pick From Religion
- What Made Christopher Hitchens Great
- Can You Trust an Atheist?
- Does Pinker’s “Better Angels” Undermine Religious Morality?
- How Science Can Inform Human Values & Morality
- A Case Against Religious Moderation
- Why People Believe in God: The By-Product Hypothesis
Scientific American Articles:
- The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox Of Popular Psychology
- Jonah Lehrer and the New Science Of Creativity
- The Science Of The New Musician: How NYU Professor Gary Marcus Became A Guitar Hero
- Jonathan Haidt and the Moral Matrix: Breaking Out of Our Righteous Minds
- A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Aren’t Your Brain (The 13th most popular blog post of 2011 on the Sciam Blog Network)
- Cognitive Biases in Sports: The Irrationalities of Coaches, Commentators and Fans
- Why We Care About Chimpanzees: The Origins of Human Morality
- What Makes Us Happy: Alexander Tocqueville vs. Kanye West
- Confirmation Bias and Art
- Why I’m Optimistic About The Future
- The Importance of Forgetting: Why a Bad Memory is a Good Memory
- Novelty in Music and Markets: The Evolutionary Forces Behind our Appreciation of the Unfamiliar
- Considering the Evolutionary Point of View: Why It’s Entirely Rational for Older Men to Date Younger Women
- Why The Future of Neuroscience Will Be Emotionless
- Oliver Sacks at the American Museum of Natural History
- The Aha! Moment: How Relaxation Helps the Creative Process
- Rewire Your Brain For Love: Interview With Marsha Lucas
- The Psychology of Pleasure: Interview With Paul Bloom
- The Illusion of Understanding Success
- What the Popular Psychology Books Forget: The Danger of Storytelling
- What Liberals Can Learn From Emile Durkheim
- Psychology and Marketing: How Neuromarketers Abuse Science
- A Brief History of Popular Psychology: An Essay
- The Psychology of Attraction: How To Flirt With Science
- Matt Damon Brings Back Will Hunting
- Explaining Joshua Bell
- Menstruation and Attraction: Why Females Shouldn’t Flirt While Menstruating, and Why Bears Can Smell the Menstruation
Judgment and Decision-Making:
- Getting Mired In Trivial Choices: Why More Options Doesn’t Mean More Important
- The Irrationality Of Irrationality
- Suffering From Decision Fatigue? The Downside of Abundance
- Why Shouldn’t You Shop While Hungry? Ego-Depletion and the Brain as a Muscle
- The Availability Heuristic: Why Your Children Probably Aren’t Going to be Murdered
- The Price of Framing & Anchoring
- Why Being Irrational Is Important
- The Evil of Irrelevant Information: Anchoring & The Conjunction Fallacy
- Psychology’s Treacherous Trio: Confirmation Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, and Motivated Reasoning
- Is it Possible to Not Judge A Book by Its Cover?
- Loss Aversion: The Psychology of Gaining and Losing an Aisle
- Does Studying Behavioral Economics Improve Your Financial Decisions?
- Conflicts in Popular Psychology: Go With Your Guy? Or Think It Through?
- How to Explain the Disaster at Tenerife
- Don’t Blink! What Are Behavioral Studies Really Saying?
- My $10,000 Blog
- Priming Revisited
- Fooled By Randomness
- The Myth of the SI Jinx
- The Politics of Happiness (Guest Post at Sheril Kirshenbaum’s Blog Culture of Science)
- Happiness Around the World: Ensuring Well-Being by Remembering That Which Makes Life Worthwhile
- How Misguided Incentives Affect Our Productivity and Well-Being
- The Power and Perils of Adaptation: What You Can and Can’t Do About Your Happiness
- The Psychology of Purpose
- Positive Psychology: Prescriptive or Descriptive?
- The Embodiment of Height: Why You Give More To Charity When You Are Elevated
- The Embodiment of Time, Tenderness, and Weight
- The Evolution of Water
- “Who’s There?” Is The Self A Convenient Fiction?
- What Philosophers Got Right
- What is Reason Good For? The Rationality-Intuition Debate
- Our Modular Selves: Science and the Philosophy of Self
- Is It Possible To Predict Black Swans?
- Happiness, Loneliness & Friendship: Why Sartre Got It Wrong
- Ideas: What They Are & Where They Come From
- Past & Future: Where Are Our Brains Supposed to Exist?
- Exercising our Words: Stop Thinking Like Plato!
- Rethinking the Scientific Method
- Why We Reason
- Produce First, Sharpen Second
- Jonah Lehrer And The New Science of Creativity
- Childhood & Creativity
- To Speed Up The Creative Process, Slow Down
- Why Intellectual Diversity Is Important
- How To Generate A Good Idea