Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works
There is a long-standing hypothesis in psychology that helps us understand. It’s called cognitive dissonance theory.
Beyond how we respond to pop-culture, reactance has become a fundamental part of American political discourse.
Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.
Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The research, however, suggests something else.
John Cleese of Monty Python fame posited an interesting theory on why many people feel compelled to control the words and behaviors of others.
As Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute shows, the push for diversity has become a clear and present danger to scientific progress.
As a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement on social media about one tiny little word.
Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?
Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel....
It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. But a recent study shows otherwise.
This sort of antidote won’t stop people from going too far when consuming alcohol, but it could help them recover quicker.
People should not be fooled. Mark Zuckerberg never cared about your privacy.
Your inability to stop eating chips isn't merely a lack of willpower; it's the result of a conscious effort on the part of food scientists.
Research out of Yale University suggests the internet is making humans believe they are smarter than they actually are.
Resilience depends not only on what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us.
Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.
China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.
Are white people really responsible for carrying out more mass shootings? A look at the data.
Stephen Hawking once pronounced that he thought he was little more than a computer and that, because of this, he was unafraid to die.
There’s no doubt Hawking’s death is a huge loss to physics. But personally, what I will miss most is his humour and the general feeling of inspiration I got from being around him.
In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.
Stephen Hawking inspired millions by a unique example of achievement against all the odds – a manifestation of amazing willpower and determination.
Eight prisoners have applied for medical aid in dying.
People with high-conflict personality are the source of many of the most intense relationship conflicts, even though they account for just 10 percent of the population.
Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, has discovered a trait common among altruistic people.
The best thing that a school district security department can do to protect students is to invest heavily in cultivating a personal relationship with every single student.
When it comes to the theory of multiple universes, one of the most important means by which a scientific hypothesis can be confirmed is simply unavailable.
Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two extreme positions.