Studies show swearing might be big and clever after all.
Swearing has often been associated with a lack of intelligence, but studies show that it could be a cleverer use of language than we thought.
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.
Great Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the gold in the men’s 5000m at the Rio Olympics.
Watching sport is more than just an entertaining experience. As the 2016 Olympic Games again highlighted, it can enrich and improve our lives in many more complex ways.
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.
Many can identify with the phenomenon of feeling a thrill – followed by a chill – when listening to a particularly moving piece of music.
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When seeing or hearing something poignant, many get the chills. But about one-third of the population doesn't feel this sensation.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
It’s a fracking protest!
Our gut reactions to controversial issues like hydraulic fracturing can be powerful, but information can still change our minds.
Technology can be so frustrating at times, so what if it could understand your emotions?
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
Aldebaran’s Pepper robot is designed to respond to human emotion.
Building genuine empathy into artificial intelligence is harder than it looks. It might be a while before we see the genuine article in robots.
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.
Pre-war life in Brussels.
The execution of austere British nurse Edith Cavell in World War I inspired music, art, poetry, propaganda - but no weeping.
Hip-hop artists such as American rapper Method Man are often accused of creating music than incites anti-social behaviour.
Often we form opinions of music because of how aggressive, depressing or joyful we perceive it to be. But studies into the effects of different music genres on listeners' moods throw up some surprises.