Don't lump useful social science experiments together with pop psychology.
For Faye Flam's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
There can be a hidden downside to frightening the public.
U.S. public opinion is slowly catching up to the scientific consensus.
We should have more respect for the disease of addiction.
A massive new study concludes inconclusively.
The first step toward solutions is to admit people caused the problem.
A study suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot than by a human
Dr. Theodora Ross, a cancer geneticist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says that to Silicon Valley types, she is like a taxi driver competing against the more convenient, Uber-like direct-to-consumer companies such as 23andMe. "They think we don't need to exist," ...
Don't overthink it.
The sooner experts admit it, the sooner we'll figure out what's happening and perhaps prevent a lot of suffering.