Sticking to your beliefs in a rapidly changing world isn’t necessarily the best choice.
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People tend to stick with their stated beliefs. But here’s how external forces like vaccine mandates can push people to do something they don’t want to do – and provide some face-saving cover.
Tipping the scales away from work may not be the wisest way to recalibrate your work-life balance.
The longer you hold off on using an everyday purchase, the more likely you are to preserve it untouched.
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Have you ever bought an item and then just not gotten around to using it because the time never felt right? New studies suggest an explanation for what researchers call nonconsumption.
There are many ways to decide what’s ‘fair’ in a given situation. Which one you prefer may depend on what kind of person you are.
Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image.
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There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
Understanding liminality and its origins can provide ways to better understand the foggy, ambiguous space we’re experiencing right now.
Politicians should take into account the psychological impact of being jobless.
People tend to view social media posts more favorably when more people have liked, commented on or shared them, regardless of the quality of the posts.
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You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
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During COVID, many therapists took their sessions online. But others went outside with their clients, taking a leisurely stroll through a near-by park.
Some thought Dan Ariely’s faked data study might be a blow to behavioural science, but actually its exposure shows how behavioural scientists are rooting out false research.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm.
Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
Ignoring negative emotions by trying to be positive all the time — called toxic positivity — can have consequences for mental health. Experiencing negative emotions is inevitable and essential.
When our bodies are moving, our minds are more open to learning.
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Whether they’re in a classroom or online, students should be encouraged to move around. An expert on learning with technology explains why.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
The feeling that something is “on the tip of your tongue” but you can’t quite remember it may be more indicative of a good memory than a bad one.
That feeling of ‘I-know-it-but-can’t-quite-remember-it’ has been studied for decades, but there’s a new twist: It’s more common in groups.
How would a supportive outsider think about this dispute?
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Disputes are normal in romantic partnerships, but learning to see them from an outsider’s perspective, rather than your biased point of view, could be the key to cutting down on conflicts.
In some cases, recurring dreams that emerge during childhood can even persist into adulthood.
Dreams help us regulate our emotions and adapt to stressful events. Repetitive content may represent an unsuccessful attempt to integrate difficult experiences.
Eating right can be an emotional issue, as well as a question of economics.
Detecting food insecurity requires more than assessing what’s in your refrigerator or measuring the distance between your home and the closest supermarket.
How do they stick their landings?
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How do squirrels leap through trees without falling? It takes strength, flexibility and finely tuned cognitive skills.