People tend to stick with their stated beliefs. But here’s how external forces like vaccine mandates can push people to do something they don’t want to do – and provide some face-saving cover.
A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something's wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
Forget what the betting markets say. Research on past elections points to momentum carrying Joe Biden to a big victory over Donald Trump.
Differentiating between bad jargon and good jargon.
We’re supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
Gun sales have soared in recent months, coinciding with the beginning of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests that began in June.
Students are taught isolated and impersonal facts without understanding the history and processes of how scientists know what we know — an education in scientific literacy.
How does the brain distinguish between the “self” and the “other”? A new study gives a clue.
Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
It’s human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
Psychological research suggests several ways in which socially-responsible behaviour might be encouraged.
Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
Recent research explores how women ‘dress defensively’ to avoid the aggression of other women.
Social psychologists investigated why Facebook users post profile pics of themselves with a romantic partner and how those online displays are interpreted by others.
A social psychologist explains how you can be so deeply affected by the death of someone you’ve never met.
Your partner might think they’re providing valuable encouragement, but a new study shows how it can backfire.
Ethology, social psychology and criminology can help us understand why humans lie and why scammer scam.
A new study highlights the importance of the ‘intergroup sensitivity effect’ in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
You’re just as likely to be a victim of a mass shooting as you are to be struck by lightning. So why do nearly 50% of Americans say they’re afraid of being caught in the crossfire?