Some people spite those who are more successful than them.
Some people may be spiteful to pull others down, while others act this way to get ahead.
Lead pollution may have wider ranging adverse effects on health than previously thought.
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Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
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A wide range of animals seem to have a grasp of numbers – but humans hold the trump card.
Memories are easier to recall if they happen in unusual contexts, and our sense of time depends on how much things change. And being in lockdown is not conducive to either of these things.
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Why does raising money for charity have to involve the pain of running a marathon, or the indignity of growing unflattering facial hair? Because research shows people will give more money if you suffer.
Adolescence is a key stage of development for the growth of empathy.
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Teenagers develop empathy over time, but those who feel safe and connected with their families may have a head start.
Technology can trip people up on the road to finding common ground.
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How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here’s how.
People tend to reflexively assume that fun events will go by really quickly.
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A new study finds that the feeling is pervasive – and can change the way trips are planned and how money is spent.
People haven’t been as irrational during the pandemic as some initially thought.
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A society in crisis is more than the sum of its flawed parts.
When you lose focus or your mind goes blank, sections of your brain may be having a quick snooze.
Bubble life means spending time with different people, to aid psychological recovery, will not be an option for athletes in Tokyo.
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Strict enforcement of COVID-safe regulations in the Olympic Village could affect athletes’ mental health. Their performance could suffer too
Are you open to new ideas and willing to change your mind?
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Science denial is not new, but researchers have learned a lot about it. Here’s why it exists, how everyone is susceptible to it in one way or another and steps to take to overcome it.
The mating game often involves convoluted rationalizations.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
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England players may be affected by the negative stereotype that they’re terrible in a penalty shootout.
The way Danes speak makes it much harder for Danish children to learn the language.
Recent research on Danish shows that not only is it hard for Danish children to learn their mother tongue, but adult Danes use their native language differently than speakers of other languages.
Many people with PTSD also have depression, anxiety or some other mental health issue. This treatment might help where other treatments haven’t.
Values in adulthood rarely change. But major events, like wars — and pandemics — can shift our priorities.
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The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
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.