People Are Not Pets
Research on the efficacy of rewards tells us that we can’t bribe others into doing what we want.
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A New Study Finds Infants Can Discern Between Leaders and Bullies
A new study finds even babies can discern who leads and who bullies.
How Much Empathy Do You Feel When Powerful People Suffer?
What about less powerful people? Your answers likely depend on how egalitarian you are.
Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies?
The debate over how well ritual killings maintained social order.
Evolution of Religion
Scientific Study of Religion
The Psychology of Taking a Knee
The backlash against protests by Colin Kaepernick and other athletes raises all sorts of scientific questions.
Power Causes Brain Damage
Over time, leaders lose mental capacities — most notably for reading other people — that were essential to their rise.
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