Don’t let go.
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Psychological ownership is that feeling that someone stole ‘your’ parking spot or nabbed the last sweater you had your eye on. We have a tendency to get territorial when we feel it’s been violated.
Swearing can come more easily to people in their second language.
Ethical decisions deliver less emotional impact when presented in a second language, study finds.
Red makes a big impact, studies show.
Colour can have surprising effects on us, which we are only now beginning to understand.
We all get angry, but only some of us are violent – now, researchers are trying to figure out what triggers this harmful behaviour. And they need your help.
Some youths find in gangs the love and social standing that’s missing in their home lives.
Psychology ought to go further than just restoring equilibrium. It should help us to flourish.
Temporal landmarks act as demarcations between a past self, who has perhaps failed to meet goals, and the present self, who has goal pursuit at their fingertips.
Recent psychological research highlights several reasons why New Year’s resolutions might actually work - as well as simple ways to set yourself up for success.