We used computer models to study the evolutionary benefits of identity fusion.
A different interpretation of time might explain why people see their whole lives replayed to them in a split second.
Consciousness is sometimes referred to as 'the ghost' in the machinery of our brain. Is it time we gave up the ghost to focus on the machine?
Over half of respondents in a recent study hadn't been asked for their opinions about returning to the office.
Testing whether the birds react to sleight of hand helps us understand if they see the world like we do.
Endurance is a surprisingly progressive way of creating a better future.
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The famous psychologist would have sympathy for Harry and senior royals – and some recommendations for royal watchers.
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Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter 'normal' life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Why do groups of knowledgable people sometimes all make the same flawed decisions?
There’s virtually no association between self-esteem and sexual behavior.
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A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something's wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
People who think they are superior have no qualms about attacking those they regard as inferior.
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A meta-analysis of 437 studies found that egomaniacs aren't just a bummer – they can be dangerous, too.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women's experiences can affect their babies' health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Just feeling that there’s someone out there she can count on can help a mom-to-be.
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Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
If you hear the sound of a colour or see a colour each time you feel a particular texture on your skin, that could be synaesthesia.
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If you can "hear" colours or "taste" words then your brain is being activated in unusual ways.
We studied people's brains while they held tools correctly and incorrectly.
Cuba’s Soberana 02 coronavirus vaccine is one of two in phase 3 clinical trials.
Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Even non-parents were found to be more prosocial if youngsters were present.
The findings suggest adults feel more prosocial with children around – even if they don't have any themselves.
Brené Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability has been viewed over 38 million times.
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 vaccine effectiveness stats can help you weigh the risks of travel.
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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.