Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of autonomy and independence.
The very existence of kindness and altruism seems to contradict Darwin’s theory of evolution. So how could kind behaviour have evolved?
Introverts might think they will not make good leaders but with some encouragement research shows they make capable leaders.
Humble CEOs may be the new prize, but they are in short supply and face distinctive challenges.
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
Reducing health-care waste relating to unnecessary tests has been a major priority for researchers, governments and health services for decades. But how do we change the behaviour of doctors?
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
Why research that links our social behaviour to our genes is still controversial today.
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
Understanding how genes influence people's behaviour doesn't lead to fatalism.
Thousands of Australian men are sitting on waiting lists every year to get help to end their violent behaviour – even though behaviour change programs can reduce their likelihood of offending again.
Because primates have relationships too you know.
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
The minds of Pokemon trainers have been manipulated using basic behavioural science.
It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
A different approach to children's behaviour could improve relationships and resilience.
The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.