People penalized for violating a group’s shared rules could go on to disrupt its functioning, out of revenge. Two scholars suggest a way of imposing rules.
The benefits of sport for young people include not only health and enjoyment, but also an appreciation of many of the civic values and ethics that make our democracy work.
The findings suggest adults feel more prosocial with children around – even if they don’t have any themselves.
New research suggests that the seeds of future romantic partnering patterns are planted in childhood and are visible even before adolescence.
The pandemic has exposed some truths about human psychology and behaviour.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
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.
Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
Scientists don’t ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
Students hear about bullying, but how about kindness? An education researcher developed a model for encouraging intentional kindness is the classroom.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Asking people about morality and empathy may not yield sincere answers. Moral sentiments, can, indeed, be measured.