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Rabbi Darren Levine explains how the psychology of happiness intersects with religious practice.
Studies reveal behaviors that make people unlikeable.
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What role do expectations play in whether we feel hungry or satiated?
A new study of intestinal microbiota and circadian rhythms reveal insights into global obesity rates.
Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod.
New study says extroverts are more fatigued over time from social interaction than introverts.
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This conceptual framework is the most advanced representation of human emotions to date.
Psychology professor Jean M Twenge argues that teens are suffering elevated levels of depression and loneliness, and their phones are to blame.
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A new study shows that most people are surprisingly ambivalent about their decision to break up with their partner — even right before they do it.