A child’s exposure to violence can lead to lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm.
It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected.
Who’s missing from this picture?
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China).
Even short-term exposure to negative stereotypes has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning.
When thinking about what causes depression it’s important to remember some depression is a normal mood state.
Some depression is caused by environmental factors, and some is biological.
Do women care too much about people to be suitable for certain roles?
Modern neuroscience doesn't support the idea that intrinsic differences between men and women are fixed and unchangeable.
People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical?
There's a fierce debate about whether it's ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven't personally examined.
They are learning from the moment they enter the world.
It’s actually a big developmental milestone.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
‘Talk to me about your mother.’
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
Climb on board - it won’t take a minute.
Whether booking in a colonoscopy or choosing where to buy coffee, your memory and ability to visualise future scenarios shape life's most important decisions.
Central elements of the self are understood variously as being relatively deep, authentic, intrinsic or essential.
“To thine own self be true”, the saying goes. It is often taken as sage advice, a remnant scrap of Elizabethan life coaching, but Shakespeare may have meant it to be heard as a stale platitude. He puts…
Do I want the bigger one?
Going through the experience of regret can have a positive outcome.
Our research highlights that destructive leaders lack self-control especially when anxious and the difficulty of tasks is high.
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
I hope they can’t tell I just smashed a plate in rage.
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A review of the research suggests
that pressure to put on a happy face could make us more aggressive.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
Food on the mind.
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Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Next time, follow five simple steps.
If you're finding it difficult to go veggie, don't worry. Here are some tricks to help you, informed by science.
Surfing can strengthen your ability to persevere.
Just ask Céline Dion – and countless others.
We’re less able to understand others if we ruminate on our own problems.
Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be our friends in trouble. But do we really?