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Entries by Wray Herbert from 04/2011

Are Parental Decisions Driven by Reason or Emotions?

| Posted 04.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Parenting is an emotional business, where even the lessons of science can be trumped by fears, needs and hopes.

How to Catch a Liar: The Cognitive Clues to Deceit

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Most of us can spot barely more than half of all lies and truths through listening and observation -- meaning, of course, that we're wrong almost as often as we're right.

Does the 'Empathy Gap' Encourage Torture?

| Posted 04.20.2011 | Healthy Living

The empathy gap, for both physical and psychological pain, undermines human ability to objectively evaluate harsh methods of interrogation.

How Americans Really Think About Wealth

| Posted 04.29.2011 | Healthy Living

It turns out, the fact that 1 percent of Americans control nearly half the nation's wealth feels wrong to a wide swath of Americans, regardless of party or income level. That's the somewhat surprising conclusion to come out of a new study.