A mass wedding of ‘moonies’ – followers of the South Korean leader Sun Myung Moon.
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Don't mock – try to be the best friend they can have.
Did the Chicago Cubs break the curse of the Billy Goat to win the 2016 World Series in baseball?
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Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?
With age comes wisdom ... and happiness.
Australian rates of labiaplasty – sometimes called ‘the Barbie surgery’ – have doubled since 2001.
Although women like how their genitals look after labial surgery, self esteem and sexual confidence may not improve.
Where do your allegiances lie – with your smartphone or with your partner?
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Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
Social anxiety is considered a disorder when people have an excessive fear of negative evaluation or judgement triggered by social or performance situations.
Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Risk-taking was the only gender norm in the study associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
Signs of satisfaction after Donald Trump was elected.
While research has long suggested that we like others who are like us, a new study offers insight into how we choose to support those who share our views of 'moral purity.' It may explain how we voted.
Like wearing psychological blinders.
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It's human nature to notice or search out information that supports what you already believe and discount or avoid data to the contrary. The problem comes in when you don't recognize this bias is in play.
I can’t see you, you can’t see me.
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Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they're still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn't mean children can't understand others' perspectives, as had been assumed.
Therapeutic group work is a consistent feature of traditional rehab treatments.
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Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
Be young, be foolish …
Known as the reminiscence bump, memory scientists are hotly debating what causes it.
If we can change people's behaviour we won't be so at risk from cyber attacks.
What if people don’t tell pollsters the truth?
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The polls convinced many that Clinton was headed to the White House. But the polls were misleading – and one behavioral scientist thinks emotion led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose.
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When human contact is cut off, the brain begins to act in strange ways to preserve its sanity.
Being generous may be more important than you think.
'Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' will not make you popular, according to new research.
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Fear is a potent emotion that influences our decision-making. Each presidential candidate has tried to harness it during the last stretch of the campaign.
Some mental health apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis.
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country.
Insights from psychology, neuroscience, economics and political science on how the incoming president might move people from the extreme right or left of the political spectrum to a sociable centre.
In ‘Westworld,’ it’s tough to distinguish human from robot.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.