Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.
Novelty items, candles, pamper products and pyjamas top the list of unwanted Christmas gifts. So why not choose a better, greener option?
The level of anger and sadness in our dreams may be related to how much we suffer mentally with social isolation.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time. But staying busy can help by creating a diversion, helping us to build community and strengthening our sense of self.
Five coping strategies to boost your resilience to see you through the final phases of the pandemic.
Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Just because someone doesn't have a calculated agenda of bullying another person, they can still, perhaps subconsciously, intend to harm them in isolated and emotional moments.
Is the distinction between insanity and religion a mere semantic quibble?
Juggling work and family becomes all the more difficult when you're trying to figure out how to work Zoom, and stressing about losing your job.
Choosing the wrong gift can damage a relationship. Here is some advice, based on decades of research, on how to side-step the pitfalls.
Grandiose narcissists do not, or even cannot, recognise and acknowledge a failure could be their own.
How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
What anxiety and loss does to us – and how to live with it.
Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.
Locking down again? You need a wellbeing plan.
Collective trauma research tells us if you haven't been through the event, you'll never quite understand. That doesn't mean people outside Melbourne haven't had their own experience, or can't help.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.