Some people might struggle a little harder to enhance their wellbeing than others.
Humour can be key to coping with pandemic-related stress.
A set of studies found people prefer incentives to disincentives, especially for individuals but also for businesses. They have views on clean energy and efficiency, too.
Holding contrarian views - despite a lack of personal expertise - is just part of being human. Here’s the psychology behind what we choose to believe.
Errors don’t necessarily mean your mind is faulty. They may actually be a sign of a cognitive system with limited capacity working efficiently.
Ultra-processed foods meet the same criteria for addictiveness that tobacco products do – and they’ve even been marketed in similar ways.
It may seem odd that we get pleasure from sad songs.
In my research, I’ve seen how people can feel a new sense of gratitude, meaning and purpose. They often take up new hobbies and careers. They become less materialistic and more altruistic.
We discovered that the ability to be flexible and change behaviour in certain circumstances is just as important for birds as people.
The anti-vax movement is no longer fuelled purely by fears about vaccines and harmful side-effects – there are other forces at play.
To learn to be more proactive, start by viewing yourself as someone who cares about the environment and the future.
Global leaders at COP26 need to understand what is at stake for each nation and build trust to achieve a successful outcome.
Mounting evidence suggests the best way to interview an adult, even someone accused of child abduction, is to draw on the same principles that underpin child interviewing.
The most important thing to avoid is intrusive, probing questioning straight away. The media and the public should also refrain from speculative, premature comment.
The quality of grit – passion and sustained persistence – is a useful predictor of burnout and exhaustion for doctors and maybe the rest of us too.
Social media during the pandemic is not all doom scrolling and despair. Lighter memes have psychological benefits.
There is more than one way to pursue happiness and to cope with the inevitable low times in life.
Many of us form destructive habits that prevent us forming long-lasting, healthy relationships. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Human beings evolved to nurture – and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.
We may not be attracted to movie violence as much as people think.