With the retail industry struggling, the need to lure people into spending has never been greater.
When the ringing of a bell comes to mean something more.
Pavlov’s drooling dogs hold the key to understanding many of our most important emotional experiences – as well as the overt actions we take to adapt to a world fraught with daunting challenges.
See it, touch it, smell it, buy it.
They engage with your senses and subconscious.
Show me the money.
Beauty makes us give generously.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Pain is something everyone experiences. This episode of The Anthill podcast explores how and why it works in our brains, what kinds of drugs are being developed to reduce pain, and whether or not robots of the future should be built so that they experience pain.
‘So…what do you say?’
Five tricks that might help you get what you want from others.
An online therapy session is just as effective for young people as a face-to-face session.
There are three psychological treatments we know work, that aren't funded by medicare.
Neuroscience can help incarcerated brains.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
Introspection won’t necessarily reveal what’s going on in there.
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Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
Behavioural scientists says trick-or-treaters can give us insight into human psychology.
The way children make choices about candy on Halloween tells us a lot about human psychology.
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Coca-Cola executives Robert C. Goizueta and Donald R. Keough toast cans of ‘New Coke’ – a product rollout that’s considered one of the biggest business blunders of all time.
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According to new research, the way you respond could determine whether or not you'll repeat the same mistake in the future.
The inability to handle uncertainty is associated with a range of mental health disorders.
Reaching out for reassurance every time you have a doubt, or problem, might seem helpful in the short term. But learning to face uncertainty is essential to managing our mental health.
Who will emerge as this year’s David Freese?
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What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
Many scientific studies aren’t holding up in further tests.
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Scientists have a big problem: Many psychological studies don't hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
Don’t look down … do we develop a fear of heights because of past bad experiences or are some of us just born that way?
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
Computer training can decrease children’s biases.
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
The concept of mindfulness differs depending on who you speak to.
There is no clear-cut definition of what mindfulness actually is. This has potentially serious implications.