Both men and women tended to pursue mates just 25 percent more desirable than themselves—suggesting they are "optimistic realists." Christopher Intagliata reports.
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections
Use “negative reappraisal,” and understand you have work to do—time alone may not be enough
300 to 400 physicians kill themselves each year
The surprising power of “hostile mediators”
About 5 percent of crows will attempt to copulate with other crows that have joined the choir invisible.
A 1-degree Celsius rise corresponded to a 1.4 percent increase in suicides
Is it true that extroverts have shallow relationships and draw energy from others like a vampire? Not so fast
There is a way that the dark makes us feel safer—and this has implications for our health
Are consciousness, free will and God insoluble mysteries?
Convincing people who doubt the validity of climate change and evolution to change their beliefs requires overcoming a set of ingrained cognitive biases
Perhaps the draw of roller coasters is the enjoyment of the visceral sensation of fear itself, much like watching a horror movie
Humans, rats and mice all exhibit the decision-making phenomenon, but new research suggests not all choices are equally vulnerable to it
Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is fibbing?
The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of their typical peers. Whether they are unusually smooth or convoluted depends on location and age
European nations see biggest increases in use of stimulants such as Ritalin by people seeking brain-boosting effects
By analyzing 200 surgeries, anthropologists found mixed-gender operating room teams exhibited the highest levels of cooperation. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Kafka’s novel, The Trial, is often described as a descent into the ravings of a paranoid mind. Yet could there be a little paranoia in us all?
An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.