In Los Angeles, an anthropologist is using equations to teach police about how street gangs operate.
The cultural differences between regions in the United States are as pronounced as the geographical ones. But how can we explain and describe the differences in attitudes, customs, and behaviors between states? This article describes one potential framework.
Macbeth is a play about the destructive effects of unchecked ambition. When is ambition a healthy motivating force, and when does it become an illness that drives people to harmful behavior?
Studies suggest that the majority of visitors to national parks and other public natural spaces in our country are white. This article examines that trend and looks at ways to encourage people of more diverse ethnic backgrounds to enjoy the great outdoors.
How have the United States and the world changed in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
How important to our well-being are our relationships with others? Read to learn about a 2017 study that suggests there are benefits to having close friendships as a teenager.
Need a reason to get outside? Here are 12 benefits of spending time in nature.
Is the concept of race really nothing more than an invention of the human mind? This article about twins with different skin colors suggests that it is.
Click this link to learn about a recent study that suggests connecting with others can make people happier.
Click this link to read about the findings of a study that surveyed teenagers about how they represent themselves on social media.
A recent study suggests that teenagers can increase their sense of self-worth by voluntarily helping strangers, even with small, simple acts of kindness.
This article emphasizes the positive effects self-compassion can have on young people as they navigate the stresses of adolescence.
Ever wonder what using social media does to your brain? Read to learn what one team of researchers found when exploring this topic.
Click this link for a list of valuable social lessons that are reflected in some well-known horror films.
A film historian at Baylor University believes horror movies are so compelling because they reflect the difficult and disturbing aspects of our society and ourselves.
The author of this article takes issue with the stereotype that teenagers engage in risky behaviors because their brains are out of control, as some researchers have suggested.
Researchers at Penn State University are studying how young people who are going through puberty perceive the faces of others they encounter, and how these perceptions are related to social behaviors and relationships.
Two faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh have teamed up to study the science of fear. They are interested in learning more about the psychological benefits of being scared.
This article points out that members of the millennial generation face a number of challenges as they adjust to life as adults in “the real world.”
Click this link to get some helpful tips on managing your personal finances.