One can’t accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor.
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There is agreement that violent video games lead to aggression. But one can't accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor.
Games like Pokémon GO cleverly exploit our psychology in the way they dole our rewards to keep players hooked.
The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.
Is there weight to claims that reading can make you a better person – or are they just tall tales?
We’re all individuals.
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. But one old and oft-refuted idea that questions why we are who we are, and do what we do, refuses to die.
Can overconfidence be avoided?
When making judgements it pays to be humble, seek out new perspectives, and expect to make mistakes.
Is it really worth all the effort to avoid spoilers?
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Contrary to popular belief, several recent studies suggest that plot spoilers don't always make us like a film or books less – and may even make us like it more.
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Going naked in public has its own benefits.
Dreams may be our innermost, suppressed wishes.
It seems we do dream of the things we try to suppress.
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Research has found a link between experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood and experiencing emotional abuse in childhood. So how strong is the link?
Does what’s most usual seem inherently good to you?
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It's a common quirk of human psychology to make the mental leap that the way things are is the way things ought to be. New research into how we explain the world around us sheds light on the phenomenon.
According to a recent poll, 45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth.
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Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
Understanding why time seems to speed up under certain conditions could reveal when we really feel responsible for our actions.
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Why we can't help feeling affection for babies, puppies, dolls, teddies and even miniature products.
James Holmes was a psychiatric patient at the time he shot 24 people dead in the Aurora Picture House shooting in 2012.
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Telltale signs can identify people at risk of committing extreme violence.
For a parent, talking to children about their cancer may be the only thing more difficult than facing their own diagnosis.
Young people whose parents have cancer report levels of psychological distress that are three to six times higher than others their age.
‘And he’s missed it’.
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
What does it mean to be an American?
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Just who do we think we are? A social psychologist from Cal Poly Pomona explains why our national identity will define the election, and our future.
I just can’t seem to get my replication studies published.
Only 1% of published psychology research papers are ever repeated. If psychologists want their discipline to be taken seriously, they'll need to get their house in order.
A behavioural psychologists explains how facts fall to the wayside when it comes to how we vote.
Pick your man.
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Whichever way the referendum goes, it will take a long time to rebuild trust.