Can you guess how well someone fights just by looking at his face? Psychologist Ben Ambridge uses quizzes, puzzles and experiments to help improve our understanding of psychology. Here, he shares three of his favorites.

The state of affairs: Cheating in the age of transparency |

Esther Perel explains why she wants to introduce a new conversation about affairs, to examine why they happen, what they mean, and what can be done once they are exposed.

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot emotional health … starting now.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal used to believe that stress is bad for your health. Then, new research changed her mind. Here are 7 studies that suggest new ways of looking at stress.

In his TED Talk, Dan Gilbert remarks on the disconnect between our past and future selves, and how too often we delude ourselves that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. It’s not the case … and we should run with it.


What happens when the technology for manipulation on the neural level becomes possible? Could there be a future therapy for people with depression or PTSD — or heartbreak? Do people really want to have their memories manipulated? Elizabeth Loftus, Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu grapple with some big questions.

Shawn Achor helps people apply positive psychology to be happier and more effective at work.┬áHis latest line of enquiry: why can some people make positive change, and others can’t? We asked him to tell us more.