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Greed and fear hamper cooperation
Everyone benefits when cooperation runs smoothly However, people often act obstructively. Why do they do that? One investigator researches this issue using a wide variety of methods, from brain scans to the role of religion.
While trust is inherited, distrust is not
Research has shown that how trusting a person is may depend, at least in part, on his or her genes. However, distrust does not appear to be inherited in the same way, according to a new study.
Americans accept and engage in same-sex experiences more than ever, study finds
A new study shows a fundamental shift in Americans' attitudes about same-sex behavior. Since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled. These increases were among all generations, with Millennials leading the way.
Survey results show Christians becoming less concerned about the environment
There has been no "greening of Christianity" among people in the pews, despite efforts by some religious leaders to emphasize environmental stewardship, according to new research.
Atheism might be more common than assumed...but it's complicated
Using a subtle, indirect measurement technique, psychology researchers have found that there are probably a lot more atheists (people who don't believe in God) in the U.S. than show up in telephone polls.
Coexisting with dangerous carnivores
A new study measures the psychological predictors of tolerance for tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans, where the large carnivores have a rocky and sometimes violent relationship with local communities.
Paying for pain: What motivates tough mudders and other weekend warriors?
Why do people pay for experiences deliberately marketed as painful? According to a new study, consumers will pay big money for extraordinary -- even painful -- experiences to offset the physical malaise resulting from today's sedentary lifestyles.
Online interest in sex rises at Christmas, with more births nine months later
A global analysis of human birth-rate cycles reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later.
Trauma-informed, mindfulness-based intervention significantly improves parenting
Researchers found significant improvement in the quality of parenting among mothers who participated in a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based parenting intervention while also in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Social identity threat and religion in the US
When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study.