Are Psychopathy and Heroism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

A new research study looking at first responders suggests that heroes and psychopaths have more in common than you might think.

Is a Little Knowledge Really a Dangerous Thing?

While we may be impressed by people willing to make bold statements (especially at election time), the fact is that, more often than not, overconfidence can be a grave mistake

How Physically Fit Are You Really?

New research suggests that how we perceive our level of physical activity compared to other people our age can play an important role in staying healthy and living longer.

Rape Myths and the Search for True Justice

Why are sexual assault complaints so often dismissed or ignored? New research explores how rape myths can influence how police and the courts treat victims of sexual assault.

The Science of Falling Out of Love

New research explores the thorny question of how to cope after a failed relationship and what it can mean for long-term emotional health.

How Do Bedroom Digital Devices Affect Children?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long warned against children having televisions or video-game consoles in their bedrooms. New research bears out this warning.

Can Smartphones Make Us More Absent-Minded?

Can smartphones and other digital devices make us more absent-minded in general? New research explores the role that smartphone use can have on our ability to pay attention.

Weight Loss, Dating, and Relationships

Does the stigma against obesity even apply to people who have successfully lost weight? New research provides a look at how this kind of stigma can affect mating choices.

Can Too Much Information Increase the Risk of Drunk Driving?

How effective are public service announcements in persuading people not to drive when they are impaired? The results of a new study may surprise you.

What's the Best Age to Get Married?

Is marrying early or late the key to happiness in later life? A new research study yields some intriguing findings about the importance of marital timing.

What Makes Conspiracy Theories so Appealing?

What motivates people to believe in different conspiracy theories and what makes these beliefs so hard to change?

How Smart Should a Leader Be?

Is it possible for a leader to be too smart? New research suggests that the link between intelligence and perceived leadership may be more complicated than you might think.

Constant Phone Interruptions Affect Toddlers

New research suggests that constant phone interruptions can have more serious consequences for parents of toddlers than you might think.

Does Video Game Addiction Really Exist?

Despite the political pressure to declare video game addiction a real disorder, the basic science still isn't there. What will this mean for concerned parents and therapists?
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The Surprising Reason Why Some People Have More Nightmares

How can your earliest memories shape the nightmares you might be experiencing as an adult? And what might it mean for adults dealing with frequent nightmares?

Telling "Little White Lies"

For all that we value honesty, people still lie for a variety of different reasons. A new research study examines the role that compassion plays in lying for a good cause.

The Art of Choosing a Romantic Partner (Part Two)

Why do we choose the romantic partners that we do? And what shapes the choices we make? New research provides some interesting insights into partner selection.
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The Art of Choosing a Romantic Partner (Part One)

Why do we choose the romantic partners that we do? And what shapes the choices we make? New research provides some interesting insights into partner selection.

Do Fathers Treat Their Sons and Daughters Differently?

A new study provides one of the first in-depth analyses at how fathers interact with their children and what it might mean for understanding early gender roles.
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Cyber Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

With the rise of social media and smartphones, cyberbullying and other forms of online harassment are becoming more common. This seems to be especially true for domestic abusers.

Why Are So Many Veterans Homeless?

According to one estimate, the number of veterans without stable accommodation was placed at nearly 58,000 (twelve percent of the known homeless across the U.S.) as of 2013.

People Wrongly Gauge How Much They're Observed By Others

How invisible do you really feel when you are people watching? New research explores the invisibility cloak illusion and what it can mean in social situations

Rescuing the Boy in the Bunker

How the FBI helped resolve one of the most harrowing hostage crises in recent U.S. history

How Much Is Too Much Stress?

A new research study takes a closer look at the kind of symptoms seen in people experiencing stress overload and what it can mean for preventing health problems

After the Terrorist Attack

A new study published in the International Journal of Stress Management examines some of the coping styles used in dealing with the daily threat of terrorism

How Universal Is Body Language?

Are emotional signals shaped by different cultures or are they universal to all humans? An ambitious new research project seeks to answer that question,

Learning to Live With Pain

Are there effective ways for people to deal with chronic pain? A new research study examines how resilient pain patients can truly be in coping with their symptoms.

On Race and the Internet

While the Internet has long been seen as the last bastion of free speech where anyone could post comments without fear, the dark side of this freedom is also apparent

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

While men may find themselves taking on more responsibilities at work and home, women still find themselves doing a disproportionate amount of the domestic chores.

Do You Need a Digital Detox?

A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association suggests that our relationship with technology and social media can have a major impact on stress and health.

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