Our voices also affect how people perceive our own social status.
Most psychology research that forms the basis of parenting advice might not apply to you. So, how do you know whether to trust it?
More work has been done to understand why people become militant – but here's what we know about disengaging those who do.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
People suffering from autism could be far more vulnerable to falling under the spell of terror organisations on the look-out for new recruits.
Animals can bring a sense of trust and stability.
Seeing cheerful kids in fundraising pitches works better for some potential donors than others, research suggests. Nonprofits may want to tailor their appeals to different audiences because of that.
You can make a start by doing things badly...
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
Whether pride is good for you may depend on your personality.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
People stand together in solidarity, but it belies the more complex story of human response.
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Repetitive patterns from windows, blinds and stairs are really uncomfortable to look at.
How we see the world depends on certain aspects of our personality.
A new study suggests that distorted moral cognition is what set terrorists apart from the rest of us.