I hope they can’t tell I just smashed a plate in rage.
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A review of the research suggests
that pressure to put on a happy face could make us more aggressive.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
Food on the mind.
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Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Next time, follow five simple steps.
If you're finding it difficult to go veggie, don't worry. Here are some tricks to help you, informed by science.
Surfing can strengthen your ability to persevere.
Just ask Céline Dion – and countless others.
We’re less able to understand others if we ruminate on our own problems.
Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be our friends in trouble. But do we really?
Most people think they’re above average intelligence. But we can’t all be above average.
People tend to hold inflated impressions of their own intelligence: most people think they are above average.
Konta is the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final since 1978.
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Tennis is as much a mental battle as a physical one.
Trolls tend to downplay the impact of their abusive online behaviour on their victims and seem to relish the mayhem they cause. Let’s use this to help them lift their game.
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
Violent and distressing news video and images such as this girl fleeing fighting in Mosul, Iraq, on July 2, pose mental health risks for journalists in newsrooms — a new phenomenon.
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Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?
An Australian Public Service study found blind recruitment made things worse for women and members of ethnic minorities.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
What does it say about our loose use of the term ‘bullying’ if the most powerful man in the world can claim to be a victim?
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June was a banner month for bullying. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump was in the thick of it. His offensive tweets about MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are Exhibit A. Adrienne Watson…
Is objectification bad – if you welcome sexualized attention?
Women experience negative effects from the objectification that's common in our society. What happens if they try to seize the reins and elicit sexualized attention in their romantic relationships?
The infamous 1994 Wonderbra advert featuring Czech model Eva Herzigova.
The old adage that 'sex sells' is past its sell-by date, as consumers now sport a more socially-conscious mindset.
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Our voices also affect how people perceive our own social status.
Culturally biased psychology research and the advice based on it ends up in textbooks. But it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Most psychology research that forms the basis of parenting advice might not apply to you. So, how do you know whether to trust it?
More work has been done to understand why people become militant – but here's what we know about disengaging those who do.
Andy Murray – world number one tennis player.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
Nicky Reilly driven away from court in 2008 where he was charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism.
People suffering from autism could be far more vulnerable to falling under the spell of terror organisations on the look-out for new recruits.