A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
Watching for the sweet, relaxing brain tingles.
Some of the most popular online videos are of people whispering, turning book pages or gently tapping computer keys. What is going on? A researcher explains the quest for 'brain tingles.'
When people know it’s a full moon, they tend to use it to explain all sorts of human behaviour.
The 'illumination hypothesis' – suggests that criminals like enough light to ply their trade, but not so much as to increase their chance of apprehension.
Debby Ryan in Insatiable.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
Research sheds light on how we pick and choose among distorted memories to create our identity. But is that a bad thing?
There is a science to the art of the scam. If you can spot the fraudster's 'tells', you can avoid becoming a victim.
We humans have a tendency to avoid making decisions when we've got a lot of options and when we fear being blamed for our choice. Sound familiar?
On average, women tend to behave more submissively than men.
In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
Police handout image of Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov (L), at Salisbury train station on March 3, 2018.
EPA-EFE/London Metropolitan Police
'For Petrov and Boshirov the interview has very high stakes -- and throughout the interview they both appear very anxious and uncomfortable.'
And what’s your story?
Introverts, don’t worry.
A psychologist explains how to improve your ability to respond to challenges.
Have we lost our grip on the truth?
A psychologist explains what can happen to individuals and societies that lose their grip on the truth.
It’s mostly about listening.
R U OK Day is tomorrow, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you…
Sharing their views, regardless.
Research suggests people with a high degree of rejection sensitivity are 40% less likely to take part in political debates online.
Around half of prisoners have a substance dependence.
Some drug and alcohol programs
currently used in prisons have little evidence to support them.
‘I used to love this track.’
Being nostalgic about the past is linked to optimism about the future.
Frantz Fanon challenged traditional views about mental illness.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
Information and relationships are increasingly online, which can make it hard to know who to trust.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
To some Liberals, Turnbull is the person who plucked the mantle of prime minister from its champion of the conservative movement – Tony Abbott.
Collective psychology says that people behave not as individuals, but as members of a collective.
Herbalists mostly recommend treating underlying physiological condition through herbal remedies.
Understanding the different beliefs about disorders is important in efforts to improve mental health care in developing countries.