When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
The latest Disney shows just how far psychology has come since the moralisers of the 19th century.
Psychopaths and sociopaths have similar characteristics, lacking remorse or empathy for others. And they can both be violent, deceitful and manipulative. But what are the differences between the two?
What does it take to devote your life to a work goal with such a long time horizon you might never reach it in your lifetime?
It turns out that people who've experienced rude behavior from others are "infected" with rudeness and will be rude to the people they interact with next.
By better supporting at-risk families we can prevent the 'transmission' of mental illness from parents to children.
Polls show Americans have become less trusting and more suspicious.
Introverts have been coming out of the woodwork and staging a quiet revolution, but it's not quite what it seems.
Just because using 'science' to arrange marriages will entertain a TV audience, doesn't make it ethical.
What gives horror-themed computer games their kick, and why do so many of us like it?
Happiness might seem like a worthy goal but it will invariably be disrupted by unwelcome negative feelings. Far better to seek contentment, which can serve as a foundation for both joy and pleasure.
The morality of which animals we can and can't eat doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
Pixar's new film, Inside Out, shows that chasing happiness along won't necessarily bring well-being, which is a view backed by the latest psychological research.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
The more committed you are to reaching your goal, the more likely you will project it onto others.
Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.
On Human Experiments – behavioural research is now big online, and you're likely to be part of it whether you know it or not.
Psychology can't be used to diagnose and treat unemployment.
The emotional injuries from trauma can be as disabling as the physical injuries. But in the US only a handful of trauma centers employ licensed psychologists to look after patients and and families.