Articles on Psychology

Displaying 61 - 80 of 994 articles

To feel a pang of pleasure at the misfortune of others is to be human. VixCompaNi/Shutterstock.com

Why does it feel good to see someone fail?

Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
Do you want to learn how to play guitar? Write down why that’s important to you. Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash

Making New Year’s resolutions personal could actually make them stick

We often set generic goals, such as to exercise more. Because these don't necessarily tap into our personal motivations, we may not follow through. Goals that are meaningful to you are more effective.
You’re probably wrong about how long it would take you to know they’re ‘the one.’ rawpixel/Unsplash

You make decisions quicker and based on less information than you think

New research confirms that people tend to rush to judgment, in spite of believing their own decisions and those of others are carefully based on lots of evidence and data. And that can be good or bad.
Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from – but nobody knows for sure. Flickr/Patrick

Curious Kids: Where do dreams come from?

When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.

Top contributors

More