Will nature or nurture win out?
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Are psychopaths cold-blooded murderers? Not usually.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
To reap the benefits of digital technologies, we must contend with their addictive designs.
It doesn't matter how ridiculous a lie is. As long as it is repeated often enough, some people will believe it.
Instead of a mental illness, some research suggests that psychopathy — in moderation — is a reasonable life strategy.
A study involving nearly 2,000 people found links between personality traits and the likelihood of moving toward or away from dementia.
The effects are even worse for women.
Independent of cultural background, people seem to share a sense of what makes certain color combinations aesthetically pleasing.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
Bruce Willis has announced he is stepping away from acting.
Studies show that feelings of ease and comfort in a given situation are tied to feelings of authenticity.
Successful romantic relationships require desire, but that desire doesn't have to be sexual.
In the pursuit of happiness, money probably trumps meaning.
Building peace with psychedelics: Here’s what happened when Palestinians and Israelis took ayahuasca together
The results of a 2021 study suggest that the world's most powerful psychedelic may be an underutilized peace-building tool.
Psychologist Adrian Furnham has termed this effect the male hubris, female humility problem.
Stress-busting soundtrack or placebo effect?
Wealth was a cushion, but even being well-off did not protect people from the harmful effects of pandemic stressors.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome.