Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry flexes during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
… and cue trapdoor.
This psychologist has studied equivocation for years, but had to invent a new category for the prime minister's unique style.
Most patients with Rapunzel syndrome present to doctors with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely rare medical condition where hairs the person has eaten become tangled and trapped in their stomach.
Are we living in a postmodern screen dream?
Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".
Don’t feel bitter, but that story you read about gin was probably wrong.
Claims that gin lovers are more likely to be psychopaths are just another case of science media misreporting - which should be a tonic to any tipplers who were worried by the news.
What did I do?
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Most of us keep tabs on other people's wrongdoings but suffer from 'ethical amnesia' when it comes to our own missteps.
Time to keep calm.
The key to finding the right partner is all in your head.
The more information you have about a subject, the more likely it is that new information will trigger associated memories.
Just try not to get annoyed.
A new study suggests that the pleasure of getting an angry reaction is the biggest predictor of online trolling behaviour – meaning that the best way to fight back is just to ignore them.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others' minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have 'theory of mind.'
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The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia is a common one on TV and in the movies may have begun during the 19th century.
Did Clinton really win the first debate?
Most pundits called Hillary Clinton the winner the first debate against Donald Trump. The snap polls say otherwise. An expert on emotional intelligence explains what the pundits missed.
Sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
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Random clown sightings are on the rise nationwide, and no one's laughing. A psychologist who has studied creepiness explains why clowns are especially adept at making us squirm.
Psychology as an academic discipline needs to take a long, hard look at itself.
Psychologists drew historically from theories of social Darwinism and eugenics to espouse the hierarchical categorisation of people into race groups.
Most functions attributed to the soul can be explained by the brain.
Many people believe they have a soul. But for psychologists, who study behaviour, it is not so much that souls do not exist, it is that there is no need for them.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the site of an explosion in Chelsea, New York.
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
Melancholic or moved?
People who are compassionate may be 'rewarded' by experiencing pleasure from sad music.
Don’t be confused for too long.
If you've ever felt confused then you're not alone. But knowing how to deal with confusion can help us to learn new things.
All in the hand shake.
Making the mechanical more human.
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Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.