You’d think neurotic people would value safety nets.
Neurotics are more disgruntled about the welfare state, yet they crave its reassurance.
Some people are growing weary with romantic and dystopian visions of the future. Instead, our focus is on now.
How a technique to instil healthy habits can prevent those recovering from depression from relapsing.
Migrant sitting alone in a playground.
Migrants benefit from attachment experiences that help them form a sense of belonging, build resilience and negotiate their quality of life.
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
Changing incandescent light bulbs (right) to LEDs (left) is an example of eco-efficiency, but it can also have unintended consequences.
Often presented as one of the best ways to save energy, eco-efficiency often proves to be less effective than one might think.
Imitation is the sincerest form of being human?
A quirk of psychology that affects the way people learn from others may have helped unlock the complicated technologies and rituals that human culture hinges on.
Those who are the loudest in their morality may not be the most moral among us.
People who act holier than thou aren't necessarily better than the rest of us. In fact, their moral grandstanding may be driving society apart.
Remote workers, particularly in the fields of mining and construction, are at greater risk of mental health problems. And accessing quality mental health care can be difficult for them.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
Douglas Adams claimed the answer was 42. But there are other interpretations.
Willpower and habits involve different parts of the brain.
It's incredibly difficult to will away bad habits. But two simple strategies can make things easier.
Studies of how people dependent on drugs and alcohol quit their habit can help the rest of us quit our own bad habits.
Gyms start to empty as more and more people give up their New Year’s resolutions.
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Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Hitting the target is out of your control so focus on mastering the technique.
In 2020, try to forget external ambitions you can’t control and focus instead on cultivating the right frame of mind.
Cross-country skiers are 50% less likely to develop depression than the general population.
How to keep going with those resolutions.
The trick is changing our actual behaviour, as well as our intentions.
It’s easy to get hot and bothered during a family Christmas. But the science of gratitude can help you not only cope, but enjoy, the festive season.
If your family Christmas usually involves annoying relatives and unwanted presents, here's how to be grateful and actually enjoy what the festive season brings.
It’s the thought that counts…
Humans spend a lot of time during social occasions masking their real emotions. Why?
‘I can’t believe I’m still here, either.’
'They might be a liar but at least they're honest.'