Chris Berdik is a freelance science journalist, and a former staff editor at The Atlantic and Mother Jones. His stories have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Salon,Politico, the Daily Beast, and New Scientist, among others. He also writes about education technology for the Hechinger Report and Slate. Chris has a BA in history and literature from Harvard (1996) and an MA in journalism from Stanford (2001). He has won grants from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, as well as a fellowship from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. In 2012, he wrote about the placebo effect (including its non-medical manifestations) in his book, Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations.