Psychology

Teenagers Who Expect to Die

It’s been a long-standing belief in developmental psychology that teens believe in immortality, or at least act as though they do. There was supposed to be something about the immaturity of the prefrontal cortex, our highest centers for decision-making, that just led teens to behave in ways that were oddly Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago
Dieting

Gray Hair Protects Us from Cancer?

I love weird science news, in case you haven’t noticed, so while perusing New Scientist, this headline about gray hair caught my attention, in spite of the fact that it’s not very psychological. Well, I suppose that people become VERY psychological about aging and its outward signs, so I suppose I Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago