Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The findings suggest adults feel more prosocial with children around – even if they don't have any themselves.
Popular psychology is all over book shops, podcasts and Netflix specials. The value of these ideas is hotly debated but even unguided, self-administered bibliotherapy may bring mental health benefits.
Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here's what to look out for to make sure you aren't misled by COVID-19 coverage.
The survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
Disputes can seem to threaten us and what we stand for morally.
A significant portion of teenagers' social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
Researchers who study addictions have started to assess whether social media might be addictive.
In some cases, people would hold back from sharing a memory in case it didn't receive enough likes.
A professor of religious studies argues that describing QAnon followers as brainwashed overlooks their role in accepting and spreading potentially dangerous beliefs.
Popular opinion has it that introverts are thriving in lockdown – but studies paint a different picture.
A developmental psychologist explains how a period of life that's often hectic and stressful can also end up being quite rewarding.
'Behavior vaccines' – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
After more than a year of isolation and empty schedules, some kids might be apprehensive or anxious about interacting with the outside world. Psychology experts provide tips to ease the transition.
Only a few individual animals have recognised themselves in mirrors before.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
Pressure from the crowd causes referees to make different decisions.
Selfie takers often choose to shoot the left side of their face, from above. But why exactly is that thought to make you look better?
Traditional treatments for PTSD, such as talk therapy and medication, do work for some veterans. But service dogs can make a difference when those methods fall short.
After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, lack of focus, irritability and restlessness don't necessarily point to an ADHD diagnosis. Consider some of these common causes of these symptoms, and ways to cope.