A psychologist explains why we should accept that we will never live in the Anthropocene.
Humiliation can have dramatic effects.
Humiliation can lead to conflict both within and between countries. President Trump's use of humiliation should be of concern to both America and the world.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.
Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989.
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Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
Interoception – the awareness of internal body signals – is important for regulating eating and interpreting emotions.
They said it, but is it true?
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
Stopping people from talking about their unwanted thoughts may have a terrible impact on them and on society.
The 2010 “Love Parade” festival in Germany.
When you find yourself trapped in an immense crowd, what are the right reflexes to adopt to survive?
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Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
Instead of overreacting to minor slights, it’s healthier to just say, ‘pyt.’
Pyt doesn't have an exact English translation, but there's a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
Other people influence how we vote, what jobs we apply for, which gadgets we buy – so of course they influence how we get around the city.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’
If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
Real love has more nuance than a candy heart’s message.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
Our brain processes the fear of regret in the same way as actual regret, making us reluctant to make changes in life.
There’s a high degree of overlap between experiencing happiness and meaning.
Don't pursue happiness as a goal, instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.
A new study suggests that MDMA could be a useful therapeutic tool.
Your cold, hard list is no match for hot emotions.
A cold, logical list of attributes sought in a partner is cast aside by the hot emotions that come up in real life. A psychology researcher explains how this 'hot-cold empathy gap' works in dating.
It’s worth focusing on the dealmakers not just dealbreakers.
It might be human nature to undervalue what's chugging along doing fine while imagining there's a mythical 'best' partner out there somewhere. A psychology researcher has advice.
Unconscious biases can trigger aggressive behaviour and lead to miscarriages of justice.