Ronald Reagan at the end of his debate with Walter Mondale, Oct. 22, 1984, Kansas City, Mo.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
What happens when everyone thinks they’re smarter than everyone else?
A growing body of research points to the importance of one personality trait – intellectual humility – and how it influences our learning, relationships and worldview.
These scammers don’t exploit technological vulnerabilities – they exploit human ones.
A number of factors – from our eagerness to place trust in people to our overconfidence in our own intelligence – make us easy prey.
Los perros forman parte de las rutinas de sus dueños, lo que hace que su pérdida sea aún más estresante.
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Muchos se avergüenzan de mostrar públicamente el dolor por la muerte de un perro. Pero la investigación ha demostrado lo devastadora que puede ser la pérdida.
George Henry Durrie’s ‘Winter in the Country: A Cold Morning’ (1861).
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Home can be a slippery concept. But psychologists have long understood that it plays a huge role in self-identity and emotional well-being.
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Lighting, layout and music can determine whether you’ll be grabbing a quick bite or staying a while.
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The color scheme, the music, even the weight of the servers – all can play a role in getting customers to spend money.
Dogs are a big part of their owners’ routines – which makes their loss even more jarring.
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Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.
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When human contact is cut off, the brain begins to act in strange ways to preserve its sanity.
Polls are best guesses, votes are real.
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People around the world were shocked when Hillary Clinton, ahead in many polls, didn't end up the U.S.' president-elect. But that doesn't mean the polls themselves were wrong.
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Les clowns ne font plus rire grand-monde aux États-Unis, où leurs apparitions effrayantes se multiplient. Un psychologue spécialiste de la peur explique pourquoi ils nous font tant trembler.
Sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
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Random clown sightings don't make everyone laugh. A psychologist who has studied creepiness explains why clowns are especially adept at making us squirm.
Le bonheur, sentiment éphémère, nous semble souvent hors de portée.
Les livres de développement personnel nous donnent toujours plus de clés pour atteindre le bonheur. Alors pourquoi semble-t-il perpétuellement nous échapper?
In life, happiness can seem fleeting and elusive, something just out of reach.
The positive psychology movement led to hundreds of studies dedicated to improving human happiness. So why has nothing changed?
The 1992 class photo from Morse High School in San Diego, California.
Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
Why do we feel such a strong urge to share a juicy piece of gossip?
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Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips.
A longing for power and social status mixed with hormones and fear can have deadly consequences.
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Why is there always a man behind the trigger? And why is it almost always a young man?
Isolated, crumbling, and full of twists and turns.
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The best haunted houses push buttons in our brains that evolved long before houses even existed.