November 1, 2013 Numbers tell a story. Would you believe that you're less likely to get the story right the smarter you are? Sometimes that's the case and commentator Alva Noë sees this finding as an argument in favor of an education system that trains our children to be good thinkers, not just good calculators.
June 24, 2013 Psychologists often appeal to unconscious beliefs and associations when explaining bias and discrimination. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some new results that question whether unconscious beliefs really do govern our behavior.
May 23, 2013 A test of third-year medical students in North Carolina revealed biases against the obese. The author of the study says these thoughts, often subconscious, could affect how doctors treat their patients and whether those patients trust them.
February 4, 2013 Is Hillary Clinton's political stature a reflection of how far women have come? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what psychological research can tell us about public perceptions of women in power.
December 12, 2012 A look at the proportion of Republicans and Democrats speaking on air in relation to the "fiscal cliff" offers an insight into political bias by NPR. The finding? A pretty even balance, despite a slight Republican tilt in the numbers. But further dissection welcomed.
October 17, 2011 What does the coverage of the scandal at News Corp. say about NPR and its critics?
November 3, 2008 Is NPR's presidential coverage biased? NPR's Ombudsman studied two months of presidential campaign coverage. When it comes to core political beliefs, even scientific research may do little to persuade many complaining listeners that NPR isn't bias...