Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
Reducing health-care waste relating to unnecessary tests has been a major priority for researchers, governments and health services for decades. But how do we change the behaviour of doctors?
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
Why research that links our social behaviour to our genes is still controversial today.
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
Understanding how genes influence people's behaviour doesn't lead to fatalism.
Thousands of Australian men are sitting on waiting lists every year to get help to end their violent behaviour – even though behaviour change programs can reduce their likelihood of offending again.
Because primates have relationships too you know.
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
The minds of Pokemon trainers have been manipulated using basic behavioural science.
It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
A different approach to children's behaviour could improve relationships and resilience.
The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.
A behavioural psychologists explains how facts fall to the wayside when it comes to how we vote.
Schools need to avoid practices that exclude badly behaved students and instead offer more ongoing, personalised support.
It's the best time to make a fresh start.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
Why Britain's obesity crusader could be heading for disappointment.
Trump is an ad-man's dream, a candidate who reflects what the best advertisements possess.