The expert advice is to never drive, walk, or ride through flood waters. Unfortunately, however, this is advice often not heeded. Research on psychology and floods reveals clues as to why.
'Sex addiction' isn't a diagnosable disorder, but the turmoil religious men feel over the disconnect between their sexual values and behavior can lead to real psychological distress.
Cognitive scientists are investigating the ways relative factors like new options and the order they're presented influence your choices and beliefs.
High levels of cognitive performance and effective teamwork are crucial to long-duration space missions.
Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people's sense of fairness. They find it's common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
Psychopaths are fearless and confident. They may seem potentially resourceful employees. It never works out.
Whatever it is that triggers you, the goal is to find the balance between using the news to stay informed and not becoming overwhelmed.
In Nigeria, the unmarried, the unemployed, the less educated and those from the northern parts of the country were most susceptible to psychological challenges associated with COVID-19 lockdown.
The people who are excellent at recognising faces might also excel at recognising voices.
The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
TV programmes with certain themes can help boost our mood.
A year into the pandemic, sleep scientists are beginning to understand how our sleep has changed.
Psychological research presents some unsurprising wisdom about how to make big decisions without regret: focus on people, don't miss opportunities, and stay true to yourself.
Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.
Boredom can make you angry, impulsive or find meaning in life.
If you find phone calls stressful, there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
We found parallels between how individuals perform in brain games and the kind of political attitudes they adhere to.
A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it's important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
Scientists have not properly distinguished mind-reading from empathy - until now.