People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
Many hate the fight against toxic masculinity because they don't want to let go of male identity altogether. They don't have to. They just have to let go of the bad parts.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Today on Trust me, I'm An Expert, we're explaining the tricky topics: what is quantum mechanics? What does the research say about lone actor terrorism? And why do people like pimple popping videos?
Evolution has shaped gender differences, but we don't have to be bound to this history. We are not mindless automata, doomed to slavishly oblige our instincts and impulses.
Arguments over religion miss the point that we have religious urges, whether or not we think they are justified.
Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we live in an age that ignores or devalues them. But we've much to gain from feeling sad now and again.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
Random clown sightings don't make everyone laugh. A psychologist who has studied creepiness explains why clowns are especially adept at making us squirm.
An evolutionary psychologist's perspective on Brexit.
Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can't get at any other way. Here's how models work and why we can trust them.
Archaeological remains, traditional tribes and conflict among chimpanzees can tell us much about the history of human warfare.
Your attitudes to risk – from extreme sports to school rugby – are hardwired into you.
Research shows that women are especially drawn to gay men in certain contexts.
Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips.
Why is there always a man behind the trigger? And why is it almost always a young man?
We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
Why are atheists deemed as untrustworthy as rapists?
What we see in online dating is not always what we get.