Recalling happy moments could make teenagers more resilient.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
A new theory of language suggests that people understand words by unconsciously simulating what they describe. Repeated exposure – and the simulation that comes with it – makes it easier to act.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
Do we really need to wear an embarrassing, backless gown in hospital?
There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.
Using physical and psychological traits, researchers are building a system which can rate a person's attractiveness.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
A neuroscientist explains how detention can affect a developing mind, as a new law in California sets the highest age limit in the US for minors to be held criminally responsible, at age 12.
We often set generic goals, such as to exercise more. Because these don't necessarily tap into our personal motivations, we may not follow through. Goals that are meaningful to you are more effective.
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
These psychological adaptations help us to sustain belief in religion.
Most people consider themselves canny shoppers – but we're all human.
Just because somebody else does something doesn't mean you have to follow. Or does it?
How to become a lover of Christmas ... or embrace being a Grinch.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Whether a technology helps or hurts people depends not on how much time they spend with it, but how they use it.
A new study suggests that being intellectually engaged does nothing to slow cognitive decline, but it does start the decline from a higher point.