Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
We don't always realise it, but emotions play a positive role in decision making.
Rules help to shape society – but always question why they're there and who they serve.
Americans tend to think that self-identified liberals and conservatives hold more extreme views than they actually do.
Psychologists have stigmatised science fiction fans as losers who retreat into fantasy worlds. This is unfair.
Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
Most of us are familiar with the concept of psychological trauma. But what is collective trauma, and how can we tackle it in the wake of the bushfire crisis?
Power is linked to selfishness.
After the intensity of early courtship, even a healthy, happy relationship can feel lackluster. Psychology researchers have ideas for what can help you perk up your relationship rather than give up.
Social psychologists investigated why Facebook users post profile pics of themselves with a romantic partner and how those online displays are interpreted by others.
Here's what psychological studies have discovered about birth order.
For many Australians, the bushfire disaster could represent a turning point: the moment they adopt new, long-term behaviours to help nature.
The military should take more care when hiring new staff if we are to prevent atrocities in wars.
A social psychologist explains how you can be so deeply affected by the death of someone you've never met.
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
There are psychological techniques that are effective when it comes to getting people to yield information.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
Too many parents are on their phones when they would be better putting in quality time with their children.
In recent years, voters have shifted their views on issues based upon the positions of politicians – even when that shift clashes with their ideology.
Different types of rule-breaking leaders can appeal to transgressive parts of ourselves.