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.
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.
People who are compassionate may be 'rewarded' by experiencing pleasure from sad music.
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.
Making the mechanical more human.
Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.
Attempts to model your web experience led to fears of an echo chamber effect, but rather than reinforcing your sense of self, the process might be altering it.
We may feel like flashbulb memories of dramatic events are more accurate than ordinary memories, but are they really? An experiment begun Sept. 12, 2001 sheds light.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
Hair has long been a source of anxiety and shame for African-Americans. One psychologist has made it her life's work to reverse this trend.
If you believe that you are in charge of your life and your actions, does that mean you also feel more like yourself?
It could be you.
The idea that we make rational choices is the basis for how businesses and governments make their plans. But psychologists have been asking some awkward questions.
Subtle manipulation of virtual reality can radically change how we respond without us even realising it.
No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
Amanda Beard, Ian Thorpe, Allison Schmidt, McKayla Maroney – many athletes have dealt with depression after the Olympic Games.
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
Athletes need to learn to find and access their ideal emotional state to achieve their best.
A study claiming "only half your friends like you" made headlines last week. But the data support a humbler, and perhaps happier, story.