Setting specific, hard-to-reach goals seems to help people maintain motivation, while preventing them from feeling as drained by mental tasks.
There are many social assumptions about how to best ‘get through’ grief. We interview 95 people about their experiences of loss and found we need to rethink what grief looks and feels like.
Insight from one of the largest experiments ever conducted in climate change psychology sheds light on how people could make more effective decisions about their lifestyle and also wider policies.
A one-off trip to a day spa is unlikely to transform your mental health. But these expert tips might help you cut yourself some slack.
A psychology professor debunks Rhonda Byrne’s world-bestselling book and film – and her theory of personal success through a magical connection with the universe.
In the wake of a series of viral ‘pranks’, many are wondering why teens do such bad things. It’s not as simple as you think.
Have you ever joined an online hate spiral for the sake of it, and not because you actually cared all that much?
Nearly 80% of people have accepted invitations to events they didn’t want to attend.
Can astronauts spend prolonged time in close quarters millions of miles from Earth without killing each other?
Changing the ‘psychological distance’ someone feels toward an issue can shift their attitudes in ways that might help people on opposite sides of an issue see more eye to eye.
With so much advice available, how are we still getting scammed? It’s because cybercriminals use sophisticated psychological techniques to trick us and wear us down.
We often put artists on a pedestal, but if we look at their personalities closely, we see that they aren’t so different from the rest of us.
Male domination in bridge means there can be a lack of recognition of the structural barriers for women.
Something to bear in mind if you find yourself swiping through profiles on a dating app later today.
What is healthy self-love? Psychology experts and philosophers have long debated the question.
Lots of people will do a lot to avoid feeling negative emotions. But researchers are figuring out how these unpleasant feelings actually have benefits.
Greater body appreciation is also closely tied to other aspects of wellbeing, such as fewer symptoms of depression.
Recent research suggests jurors are less likely to be lenient on attractive defendants than previously thought.
Anxiety about ageing is also often a fear of the future.
Many people with eating disorders die from suicide. Improving perception of internal body states, or interoception, can help everyone better care for their own bodies.