As we struggle to avoid temptations throughout the day, we often rely on willpower and self-control to back impulses. New research suggests a different way to think about this internal battle.
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Women experience negative effects from the objectification that's common in our society. What happens if they try to seize the reins and elicit sexualized attention in their romantic relationships?
Most psychology research that forms the basis of parenting advice might not apply to you. So, how do you know whether to trust it?
A revolution in the tools and techniques developmental psychologists use to investigate kids' knowledge and capabilities is rewriting what we know about how and when children understand their world.
Recent research raised concerns about girls' stereotypes on their gender's lack of 'brilliance.' But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
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.
Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they're still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn't mean children can't understand others' perspectives, as had been assumed.
One viral video might leave you in stitches; another leaves you cold. Psychology researchers have worked out several theories of humor to explain why.
Psychologists drew historically from theories of social Darwinism and eugenics to espouse the hierarchical categorisation of people into race groups.
No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, the great majority of us break and abandon those resolutions. Psychology research can help.
It's less important how you feel about your relationship today than how you feel about it over time. Which of four commitment categories do you fit into?
Researchers from around the globe tried to replicate 100 published psychology studies. They were successful on only 36.
Recent media coverage of trophy hunting - following the death of the lion Cecil – raises questions about why some people seem to enjoy killing animals for fun.
Research among the Makushi of southwestern Guyana shatters stereotypes about men wanting casual sex and women wanting relationships.