The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
TV programmes with certain themes can help boost our mood.
A year into the pandemic, sleep scientists are beginning to understand how our sleep has changed.
Psychological research presents some unsurprising wisdom about how to make big decisions without regret: focus on people, don't miss opportunities, and stay true to yourself.
Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.
Boredom can make you angry, impulsive or find meaning in life.
If you find phone calls stressful, there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
We found parallels between how individuals perform in brain games and the kind of political attitudes they adhere to.
A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it's important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
Scientists have not properly distinguished mind-reading from empathy - until now.
If you're doing something (even if you know you probably shouldn't), you're more likely to think lots of other people do it too. You also likely overestimate how much other people think it's OK.
People have plenty of individual reasons to stick with or end a romantic relationship. But researchers have identified some common themes that influence this big decision.
Memories are closely linked with music.
People create beliefs about their romantic partner that affect how they respond to them and interpret their behaviour. These beliefs can act as rose-tinted glasses, or as a darker lens.
Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.
Psychological assessment and treatment is based on well-defined rules, which makes it ripe for a robot takeover.
Does our penchant for unfit but charismatic populists trace back to our playground politics?
A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public's motivation to act on climate change.
Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.