Drinking to Cope, Human Brains Shrank, High Heels History

Learn about why having a "drink to cope" doesn't work; why human brains shrunk 3,000 years ago; and a history of high heels.

December 01, 2021

Having a "drink to cope" doesn’t actually work, and can even make you feel worse, by Steffie Drucker

  • One year on: Unhealthy weight gains, increased drinking reported by Americans coping with pandemic stress. (2021, March 11). American Psychological Association
  • "Drinking To Cope" Doesn’t Work, Even When We Believe That It Does. (2021, October 20). Research Digest
  • Wycoff, A. M., Carpenter, R. W., Hepp, J., Piasecki, T. M., & Trull, T. J. (2021). Real-time reports of drinking to cope: Associations with subjective relief from alcohol and changes in negative affect. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 130(6), 641–650.

Human brains shrunk 3,000 years ago, and it may be due to the rise of collective intelligence, by Grant Currin

  • When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? New study may have found clues within ants. (2021, October 22). EurekAlert!
  • DeSilva, J. M., Traniello, J. F. A., Claxton, A. G., & Fannin, L. D. (2021). When and Why Did Human Brains Decrease in Size? A New Change-Point Analysis and Insights From Brain Evolution in Ants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9.

High Heels Were Originally Meant for Men, by Reuben Westmaas, originally published July 9, 2018

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