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"I feel your disease"

Make no mistake. Flu season isn’t over. I was in my doc’s office the other day for something routine, and he’s still pushing the H1N1 vaccine....

The ironic power of stereotype

Brent Staples is an editorial writer for the New York Times and a University of Chicago-trained psychologist. He is also African-American, and...

Dog tired: What our hounds can teach us about self-control

We humans have much more self-discipline than other animals. We can and do set goals—losing 25 pounds, going to college—and then go without...

How to read minds like a wizard

Fans of the Harry Potter books will be familiar with the art of Legilimency. Legilimency is an advanced form of wizardry, the supernatural ability...

Knockoff psychology: I know I'm faking it

Within just a few blocks of my office, street vendors will sell me a Versace t-shirt or a silk tie from Prada, cheap. Or I could get a deal on a...
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