They say to improve your mood you should fake a smile and roll with the crowd. But research suggests the more pressure you feel to be happy, the worse you’ll end up feeling.
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
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.
Memories are closely linked with music.
Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.
History holds some lessons about when scaring people to change their behavior works. Two public health experts offer a case for caution right now.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Some have equated the German word with small-minded cruelty. But the word’s meaning is more nuanced.
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus’s spread.
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here’s a technique for dealing with all that stress.
Understanding others’ emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids’ development, one study suggests they’re getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year’s resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Fighting off infection comes with predictable psychological and behavioral features. Now researchers suggest an emotion coordinates this response to help you get better. They call it ‘lassitude.’
Dance therapy is effective in treating depression, improving memory and neuroplasticity in older adults and improving executive function in those with Parkinson’s disease.
The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
Climate change is an emergency which will hurt the planet’s most vulnerable people – the only irrational response is cool detachment.
A cold, logical list of attributes sought in a partner is cast aside by the hot emotions that come up in real life. A psychology researcher explains how this ‘hot-cold empathy gap’ works in dating.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.