If you're doing something (even if you know you probably shouldn't), you're more likely to think lots of other people do it too. You also likely overestimate how much other people think it's OK.
People have plenty of individual reasons to stick with or end a romantic relationship. But researchers have identified some common themes that influence this big decision.
Memories are closely linked with music.
People create beliefs about their romantic partner that affect how they respond to them and interpret their behaviour. These beliefs can act as rose-tinted glasses, or as a darker lens.
Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.
Psychological assessment and treatment is based on well-defined rules, which makes it ripe for a robot takeover.
Does our penchant for unfit but charismatic populists trace back to our playground politics?
A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public's motivation to act on climate change.
Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.
Studies have shown that highlighting individual responsibility isn’t quite as effective as it seems
History holds some lessons about when scaring people to change their behavior works. Two public health experts offer a case for caution right now.
Scholars who study dangerous speech have identified common themes that can lead to violence.
Research shows the presence of dogs increases overall human well-being, which can come in handy in high-stress work environments like the White House.
Researchers find that the most devoted fans take their team's defeats personally and often blame losses on the refs or cheating. Sound familiar?
Some fans even said they would be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, giving their own lives to save other supporters of their team.
Pointing out the benefits of white privilege has become a racial justice rallying cry, but associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom can harm academic performance among students of color.
A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.
Leading minds in behavioural and social sciences share perspectives on changes ahead and give advice how to make it through the pandemic.
Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, but we shouldn't let it take over our lives.
When setting a new year's goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.