Posts tagged psychology

Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life?

Growing-ups,, Millennials, family, life, children, adults, psychology, society, headlines,

Scientists have known about childhood amnesia for more than a century. But it’s only in the past decade that they have begun to figure out when childhood memories start to fade, which early memories are most likely to survive, and how we create a complete autobiography without direct memories of our earliest years.

The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade,, childhood, memory, childhood amnesia, psychology, science, headlines,

Good books are frequently credited with being worth reading twice. But when was the last time anyone had time for that?

"Read It Again, Dad" by Clay Risen, Clay Risen, books, children, family, lit, parenting, psychology, reading, features,

A gentleman in 1720 could read Greek while mounting a running horse. Today’s gentleman reads GQ in the bathroom. From rapists to stylists, a history of the American gentleman.

"Gentlemen, Formerly" by Ben Shattuck, Ben Shattuck, America, crime, history, longreads, men's fashion, money, profiles, psychology, features,

Across generations, when children can’t find their comfort objects—usually soft toys like blankets or favorite stuffed animals—all hell breaks loose.

"No Blanket Left Behind" by Sean Tabb, Sean Tabb, children, fighting, growing up, parenting, psychology, travel, features,

"Looking at past pictures of himself, 27-year-old Chris Birch struggles to remember or identify with his old self."

Escalators and stairs are, it turns out, problem points. The psychology of walking.

6city, science, psychology, walking,

"Gamification seeks to turn the world into one giant chore chart covered with achievement stickers — the kind of thing parents design for their children — though it raises the potentially terrifying question of who the parents are."