In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s long-awaited admission of doping, cheating has been on many peoples’ minds of late. Katie Couric was one of them. Last Friday Northeastern professor David DeSteno appeared on her show to discuss the psychology behind why we cheat. You can watch his segment in the video below. And for even more interactive fun, take the quiz to find out if you’re a cheater on Katie’s homepage. If you still want more, you can watch more clips from the episode here.
Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
- by Thea Singer June 23, 2016