Articles

A selection of articles is posted here. Additional writing samples are available upon request.

 

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Mission to Mars
What psychosocial challenges would astronauts face on an epic journey to the red planet?

Good Timing
Psychologists’ research highlights how timing can affect memory, attention, mood and more.

The Secrets Behind Slips of the Tongue
The Language Production and Executive Control Lab at Johns Hopkins University investigates why words sometimes fail us

Dismantling Hate
Psychologists are identifying factors that fan the flames of hostility, and those that might quench them

Policing in Black & White
Police departments are eager for ways to reduce racial disparities—and psychological research is beginning to find answers.

Inequality at School
What’s behind the racial disparity in our education system?

 


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Inflammatory Evidence 
Inflammation is an underlying cause of many cancers — and prostate cancer might turn out to be one of their number.


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The Girl Who Smelled Pink
A mother wonders if we are all born with synesthesia.

To be More Creative, Cheer Up
The way to tap your inner Hemingway is not how you think.

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?
What happens to our bodies when the bonds of love are breached.

 


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Animal Tracks
Scientists are turning to new technologies to better understand animal migrations and protect critical habitats.

Counting Red Knots
Keeping tabs on a threatened bird

 


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Infant Recall
Babies absorb information like a sponge. So why do we struggle to recall our first few years?

Naked and Ugly
The naked mole rat lives for ages, shrugs off chemical stings and never gets cancer.

From God to Gobbler
Revered by Aztecs, devoured by millions: today’s titanic turkey is a very different bird to its flighty ancestors.


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Pushing Flavors to New Frontiers
FutureFood2050
Flavor maven Marie Wright seeks a future where healthy foods taste even better, thanks to good chemistry.

Fighting Disease with Food
Functional foods may one day be an important weapon for helping to prevent illnesses.
FutureFood2050

Putting Food Allergens to the Test
Veteran food scientist Steve L. Taylor is leading cutting-edge research efforts that could dramatically reduce severe food allergy reactions.
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