Joe Henrich and research assistant administer the Third Party Punishment Game in the village of Teci on Fiji’s Yasawa Island.
• February 22, 2013 • 11:36 AM
• February 22, 2013 • 11:36 AM
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September 15 • 4:00 PM
And black prisoners receive even fewer visitors.
September 15 • 12:23 PM
We are attracted to the body odor of others with similar political beliefs, according to new research.
September 15 • 12:00 PM
Don’t get too worked up over this year’s congressional mid-terms.
September 15 • 10:00 AM
By blaming specific subcultures, we ignore a much larger and more troubling social pathology.
September 15 • 8:00 AM
New research attempts to pinpoint why non-believers are widely disliked and distrusted.
September 15 • 6:12 AM
A new model suggests looking beyond balance sheets, studying the network of investment as well.
September 15 • 6:00 AM
What happens when the illicit product you’ve made your living off of finally becomes legal?
September 15 • 4:00 AM
The ability to delay gratification has been held up as the one character trait to rule them all—the key to academic success, financial security, and social well-being. But willpower isn’t the answer. The new, emotional science of self-regulation.
September 15 • 3:15 AM
September 15 • 2:04 AM
We know that people make places, but does it also work the other way?
September 12 • 4:00 PM
California wants you to pay for your plastic bags. (FYI: That’s not an infringement on your constitutional rights.)
September 12 • 2:00 PM
On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, revisiting a clip of James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show.
September 12 • 12:00 PM
You may like to talk about how much happier you’d be if the government didn’t interfere with your life, but that’s not what the research shows.
September 12 • 10:00 AM
Twitter has created its own buzzing, digital agora, but when users want to speak amongst themselves, they tend to leave for another platform. It’s a social network that helps you find people to talk to—but barely lets you do any talking.
September 12 • 9:03 AM
We thought we knew how we’d been shaped by evolution. We were wrong.
September 12 • 8:02 AM
Psychologists discover that we underestimate the value of looking back.
September 12 • 8:00 AM
Why are former Wall Street employees guiding tourists around the Financial District? Paul Hiebert signed himself up and tried to find out.
September 12 • 6:17 AM
A new study suggests a way to quantitatively measure a team’s style through its pass flow. It may become another metric used to evaluate potential recruits.
September 12 • 4:00 AM
New research finds that, contrary to our beliefs, such foods don’t have any special ability to improve our moods.
September 11 • 4:00 PM
Why are police officers wearing green or desert camouflage in a suburban environment?
September 11 • 2:00 PM
New York and Illinois have passed hard-nosed laws and taken an aggressive tack toward misclassification.
September 11 • 11:03 AM
A new study tracks how people experience moral issues in everyday life.