Self-proclaimed gluten sensitivity is on the rise, and so is the stereotype that it goes along with being a politically correct progressive. But is gluten actually a good proxy for social values?
Sports fans see it all the time: two people arguing about a split-second difference in who did what. New research suggests human beings have a bias to perceive their own actions as happening sooner.
Media reports are starting to directly connect climate change to its weather effects in local communities. But how you respond to those linkages depends on what you already think about climate change.
Information on social media can be misleading because of biases in three places – the brain, society and algorithms. Scholars are developing ways to identify and display the effects of these biases.
Under some circumstances, people may feel wealthier than they actually are and this makes them psychologically more prone to increase their spending, as well as their borrowing.
Cognitive psychologists know the way our minds work means we not only don't notice errors and misinformation we know are wrong, we also then remember them as true.
Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.
Mental short-cuts guide our everyday decision-making. Unfortunately, five biases can lead us to deny responsibility for our poor decisions and are creating problems for share-bike schemes.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
The next financial crisis might be caused not by greed, but a human bias towards safety.
For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.
What gets in the way of a productive conversation about risk communication? Being a normal human, that's what.
Technology exacerbates the news echo chamber, but it can also be the solution to overcoming our deep-seated psychological biases.
We like to think that our political views are well reasoned and backed by evidence. But research shows how easily we all succumb to cognitive biases to justify our own deeply held views.
If the site is increasingly where people are getting their news, what could the company do without taking up the mantle of being a final arbiter of truth?
Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?
Every one of us is vulnerable to thinking that the ideas we hold dear are reasoned or principled positions. But how many of our ideas are adopted and defended as part of our tribal identity?
They gamble less with their hearts than their heads.