A series of studies found that exposure to dogs leads people to make riskier financial decisions, while interactions with cats have the opposite effect.
Understanding and changing the environment in which habits form is a critical step when it comes to breaking unwanted behaviors and forming healthy ones.
Dissociation can be a healthy part of cognitive functioning, provided it doesn’t get in the way of your goals.
‘Hustle culture’ is so pervasive in U.S. society that not even the coronavirus pandemic could shake the urge to prioritize productivity.
An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
Abuse, neglect or witnessing violence at home can lead kids to misbehave. Some schools are doing away with expulsions to focus on childhood trauma instead.
A parent’s or grandparent’s stressful experiences change how their offspring behave. And it turns out that moms’ experiences produce different changes in kids than dads’.
By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.
People often turn to rituals to promote health and reduce anxiety during periods of high risk.
Too much screen time doesn’t leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.
Here’s how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Having loads of extra quality time with a toddler or preschooler and feeling flustered? Make sure you know how and where to do this basic disciplinary method the right way.
Policies meant to improve public health – like mandatory face masks during the coronavirus pandemic – need to take into account how people might adjust other behaviors in response.
A key difference is people’s behavior, as a doctor explains.
Research shows that millennials don’t drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
Texas hospitals are filling up with new COVID-19 cases, and many of the people falling ill are young.
A team of researchers developed an app to study whether the pandemic would cause our internal clocks to go haywire.
It’s human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.