Using physical and psychological traits, researchers are building a system which can rate a person's attractiveness.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
A neuroscientist explains how detention can affect a developing mind, as a new law in California sets the highest age limit in the US for minors to be held criminally responsible, at age 12.
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.
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
These psychological adaptations help us to sustain belief in religion.
Most people consider themselves canny shoppers – but we're all human.
Just because somebody else does something doesn't mean you have to follow. Or does it?
How to become a lover of Christmas ... or embrace being a Grinch.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Whether a technology helps or hurts people depends not on how much time they spend with it, but how they use it.
A new study suggests that being intellectually engaged does nothing to slow cognitive decline, but it does start the decline from a higher point.
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.
When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.
NHS plans to screen at risk fathers for postnatal depression.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
First figures on the state of young people's mental health in England in 13 years have been released.
Some can't wait to hit the ground running while others would rather endure a root canal. Certain characteristics help explain who is in which group.
Ninety percent of psychology studies come from countries representing less than 15 percent of the world's population. Researchers are realizing that universalizing those findings might not make sense.