Happiness is possible during the holidays.
We all know the holidays can be stressful, but we may not realize that we often continue the cycle. Here's how to let things go and enjoy the holidays instead of dreading them.
Developmental psychology suggests that fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes. And parents need not worry, children will bust the Santa myth themselves, when the time is right.
There's no need for parents to bust the Santa myth. Children figure out the truth themselves, at a developmentally appropriate time. In the process, they build their reasoning skills.
How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Engaging with your teen’s online world will make it easier to have difficult conversations about some of the risks and ways to manage them.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
The rush of dopamine upon opening a subscription box is similar to the one experienced by gamblers.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
Are you a Facebook addict? Here’s how to find out.
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Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
A recent study found people link different alcohol types to different emotional states.
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Some people believe different drinks make them feel differently. But the effect alcohol has on your mood depends on factors like where you are drinking it and how you're feeling at the time.
Talking to a friend about a problem can make matters worse, especially for women.
Who needs ‘friends’?
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
Charitable donors may share some common traits.
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Donors who support charitable causes have a 'taste' for giving, researchers found.
Computer-based technologies in the workplace are suggested to be causing a reduction in the total amount of work available.
Despite evidence to the contrary, we still view technological change today as being more rapid and dramatic in its consequences than ever before.
With the retail industry struggling, the need to lure people into spending has never been greater.
When the ringing of a bell comes to mean something more.
Pavlov’s drooling dogs hold the key to understanding many of our most important emotional experiences – as well as the overt actions we take to adapt to a world fraught with daunting challenges.
See it, touch it, smell it, buy it.
They engage with your senses and subconscious.
Show me the money.
Beauty makes us give generously.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Pain is something everyone experiences. This episode of The Anthill podcast explores how and why it works in our brains, what kinds of drugs are being developed to reduce pain, and whether or not robots of the future should be built so that they experience pain.
‘So…what do you say?’
Five tricks that might help you get what you want from others.
An online therapy session is just as effective for young people as a face-to-face session.
There are three psychological treatments we know work, that aren't funded by medicare.