Get more exercise, clean out the garage, quit smoking, put down the pint of ice creamâ¦ Most of us have behaviors wewant to change, projects we keep putting off, and bad habits we should stop. We know what we wantâ¦
In October 2007,Â journalist Eric SimonsÂ sat in the stands of Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., to watch his beloved University of California Bears take on Oregon State University in football. If Cal won, it almost certainly would be rankedâ¦
It is common today to treat depression and other mental disorders as concrete illnesses â akin to having pneumonia or the flu. In fact, being prescribed a pill after complaining to your family doctor about feeling depressed is a commonâ¦
Identical twins, separated at birth, raised in different families, and reunited in adulthood. In 1979, psychology researchers in Minnesota found some twins who had been reunited after a lifetime of separation,
Before the Second World War, very few Americans visited psychologists or psychiatrists. Today, millions and millions of Americans do. How did seeing a âshrinkâ become, quite suddenly, a typical part of the âAmerican Experience?
If you have studied neuroscience, memory, or even basic psychology, it is likely that you have heard of the famous amnesic patient Henry Molaison, or âH.M.â as he was known during his lifetime. In 1953, Henry underwent an experimental brainâ¦
Itâs not surprising that human language reflects and respects logical relations â logic, in some sense, âworksâ. For linguists, this represents a potentially interesting avenue of approach to the much-debated question of innateness.
What explains human behavior? It is standard to consider answers from the perspective of a dichotomy between nature and nurture, with most researchers today in agreement that it is both. For Helen Longino, Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophyâ¦
Human behavior is notoriously complex and difficult to predict. For decades, social psychologists have been exploring situational variables and how they impact our behavior. We might like to think that we behave consistently in various contexts,
Although there seems to be a trend towards linguistic theories getting more cognitively or neurally plausible, there doesnât seem to be an imminent prospect of a reconciliation between linguistics and neuroscience.