White people are often defensive when they’re called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.
The pandemic has exposed some truths about human psychology and behaviour.
Feel like you’re facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.
Irrational behaviour during difficult circumstances is rooted in deeper cognitive and evolutionary psychological mechanisms. Many reflect what are called emergency decision and purchasing contexts.
If teachers and students work together, then opportunities to share difficult personal stories can be constructive.
Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.
Students are taught isolated and impersonal facts without understanding the history and processes of how scientists know what we know — an education in scientific literacy.
Research on how children learn show we develop language skills by recycling other parts of our minds.
The ‘good’ side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the ‘evil’ side.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain’s hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
Moral reasoning was impacted in school-age teenagers but not university students.
A South African study explored how psychology students benefited from an alternative approach to teaching and learning.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
To fight climate change, we need to take people’s cognitive biases into account.
It may be as simple as standing neutrally.
Psychologists call these traits the ‘Big Five’: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.