Are you an extrovert or an introvert? From personality to emotional maturity, individual differences matter when it comes to happiness.
We often spend time thinking about how we can change ourselves rather than rejoicing in what makes us truly unique.
Why is it that some 'fake news' gets us remembering things that are not true? It depends on how our memory works, and there are ways we can avoid being duped.
A psychologist unexpectedly realized that Obama's memoir 'Becoming' mirrors the life stages she's identified in a group of women she's been tracking since 1970.
Rising evidence shows that many psychology studies don't stand up to added scrutiny. The problem has many scientists worried – but it could also encourage them to up their game.
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
If you're in a competitive environment, be wary of people looking you directly in the eyes.
Lawyers and jurors need to know what causes people to behave the way they do.
Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
Running can be addictive. Here's how to beat that addiction.
If you believe a conspiracy theory about a specific minority group, you are more likely to have negative views about other, unrelated groups too.
A psychologist explains why we should accept that we will never live in the Anthropocene.
Humiliation can lead to conflict both within and between countries. President Trump's use of humiliation should be of concern to both America and the world.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.
Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
Interoception – the awareness of internal body signals – is important for regulating eating and interpreting emotions.
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
Stopping people from talking about their unwanted thoughts may have a terrible impact on them and on society.
When you find yourself trapped in an immense crowd, what are the right reflexes to adopt to survive?
Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.