The idea of human-animal hybrids often leads to people picturing something like an ancient Greek monster, such as the Chimera.
The concept of creating human-animal hybrids can be eerie, but that's only because of the way our minds tend to categorise things.
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With the number of multiracial Americans growing, there's a fierce debate in the black community over who's black – and who isn't.
After World War II, psychologists identified character traits that explained why so many people were complicit in Hitler's crimes. Are we seeing something similar now?
Children around the world are susceptible to stereotypes.
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For young children, how we speak is often more important than what we say. Even 'positive' generalizations can lead children to adopt negative stereotypes.
There are many considerations that go into buying food, and science is just one.
Informing people about genetically modified food means more than dumping more facts on them.
There’s not just one way to feel or express love.
Valentine's Day is branded as being a celebration of romantic love. But there are many styles of love, from passionate Eros to caring Agape and many in between.
You can learn from the past.
It is possible to stop recreating destructive patterns.
Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana?
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
What causes some people to become convinced their skin or bodies are infested with crawling critters?
Some people have terrifying delusions they are infested with insects, spiders or even small animals. But help is available.
It's important to strike a balance between helping others and looking after yourself.
There’s got to be a perfectly logical explanation for this.
Millions of people claim to have had encounters with aliens, but most can be explained by psychology rather than UFOs.
Three stories about researchers who have dabbled in self-experimentation – with varying results.
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Does gold go to the best divers or the ones with the best place in the order?
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Whether it's items in a shop, potential speed-dating matches or athletes competing one after another, the order in which they're presented affects our judgments.
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Virginia Woolf's archive can be seen as a serious resource for research into the experience of hearing voices.
Illness anxiety disorder is a serious mental health condition. But it can be treated.
When does a healthy concern about your health tip over into illness anxiety?
Old habits die hard.
Health professionals needs to be skilled in understanding what the other person is going through, so they can respond appropriately.
With more demand on doctors and nurses and a push for quicker consultations, clinical empathy is being dwarfed by the need for efficiency.
Being understanding of where your partner is coming from can be both good and bad in a relationship.
For over two decades, psychologists and communication scholars have been seriously studying the degree a person is able to correctly understand another’s unsaid thoughts or feelings.
Yeah, I’m not hearing that.
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Quirks of human psychology can pose problems for science communicators trying to cover controversial topics. Recognizing what cognitive science knows about how we deal with new information could help.
Researchers have examined whether it is possible to increase empathy through formal training.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?