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.
The mind and body can be linked in mysterious ways ...
The positive psychology movement led to hundreds of studies dedicated to improving human happiness. So why has nothing changed?
Psychology ought to go further than just restoring equilibrium. It should help us to flourish.
One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts lauds Galileo as a hero who turned scientific consensus on its head. But the 'Galileo gambit' is just one weapon in the climate conspiracists' arsenal.
Sensationalist warnings of further riots abound. But while many social inequalities remain, we can't say whether more widespread violence will follow.
Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
Are you moody? Prone to distraction? Cellphones may act as a high-tech pacifier.
Why psychological pain and trauma could have some positive effects – but only for some people.
Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Research suggests that those struggling with negative feelings about their bodies should spend more time in the great outdoors.
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.
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?