How to keep going with those resolutions.
The trick is changing our actual behaviour, as well as our intentions.
With the ubiquity and availability of devices connected to the internet, access to pornography is easier than it has ever been.
Cognitive neuroscience finds that regular consumption of pornography affects the centres of the brain responsible for willpower, impulse control and morality.
You've no one to blame but yourself, according to science.
A parent’s attention is gold to a child, and even negative attention is better than none.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
Would you let AI decide who you should vote for?
Plenty of services use AI to study your behaviour to suggest new things to you. So could such a tool help you decide how to vote?
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
The odds of hitting your target goals is improved by building ‘goal infrastructure’.
The power of intention only takes us so far. Achieving goals requires strategic infrastructure to overcome obstacles.
Some people just follow the social norm, whether it’s right or not.
Just because somebody else does something doesn't mean you have to follow. Or does it?
The way you and your partner use humour can shape your relationship, and even break it up.
Dogs have the same hormones and experience the same chemical changes that humans do.
Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority figures.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
A man browsing the shoe department in a shopping centre. Can he really afford new shoes, and does he really need them?
Under some circumstances, people may feel wealthier than they actually are and this makes them psychologically more prone to increase their spending, as well as their borrowing.
Children can become more and more skilled in the art of oppositional behaviour, and increasingly harder to discipline.
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
The average smartphone user checks their device 85 times a day.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
Nine in ten children will have occasional tantrums.
Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of autonomy and independence.
The very existence of kindness and altruism seems to contradict Darwin’s theory of evolution. So how could kind behaviour have evolved?
Compared to extraverts, introverts tend to be relatively passive, quiet and reserved.
Introverts might think they will not make good leaders but with some encouragement research shows they make capable leaders.
Humility is a desirable trait in CEOs.
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Humble CEOs may be the new prize, but they are in short supply and face distinctive challenges.
Trolls tend to downplay the impact of their abusive online behaviour on their victims and seem to relish the mayhem they cause. Let’s use this to help them lift their game.
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?