Phobias are an intense fear of very specific things like objects, places, situations or animals.
There are three main scenarios that may influence whether or not you develop a phobia.
Bill Blazina, 73, uses a high-potency marijuana oil as a medical marijuana patient, but he can’t afford it at a recreational marijuana store.
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Pot taxes will change the ability of some to purchase recreational marijuana.
School students took to the streets in Melbourne and other Australian cities back in March as part of a global rally on climate change. Now they’re doing it again.
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Young people have reason to protest today and call for action on climate change. But they risk anxiety if they feel they are not heard and nothing is done.
When trying to find a romantic match, we’re often overwhelmed with options.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
Conspiracy theories have been popular in the U.S. for decades.
With the rise of internet groups for conspiracy theorists, it may feel like Americans live in a unique time. But conspiracy theories have been common for decades.
Young people around the world are joining the climate strike movement.
Mass strikes help target the psychological factors most important for acting on climate change, by emphasizing social norms and reinforcing the effectiveness of collective action.
What kind of curious are you? Scientists explore different types of curiosity and their home in the brain.
Your ability to recognise faces may have some connection to your extroversion, empathy levels and anxiety.
The choice of flavor may be up to you, but the number of scoops will depend on what your companion gets.
New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
Csilla Ari D`Agostino and her teammate carry out experiments outside their undersea habitat.
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the Moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
Wheat Field with Cypresses, by Vincent Van Gogh.
Finding your creative space with meaning.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
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Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here's how they work and who they might suit best.
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From Strictly Come Dancing to the Tour de France 'curses' have rational explanations. Here, psychologists discuss why belief in them persists.
The American Survival Research Foundation offered a reward of $1,000 for cracking one of Thouless’s two codes within three years of his death. It was not claimed.
Computer capabilities have boosted our decryption technology to great heights. How will the future compare to a past, one in which codes were thought to be a means of communicating after death?
You've no one to blame but yourself, according to science.
Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, 1945.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Controversial picture of President Trump and the First Lady holding an orphaned child following the mass shooting in El Paso.
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You can't be gaslighted if you don't get confused and you won't get confused if you are not misled in the first place.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
The research doesn’t say what some lawmakers suggest every time there’s a mass shooting.
On the whole, results from psychology research studies don't support a direct connection between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.