A flash study of the psychological and social impacts of the coronavirus epidemic is expecting preliminary results “within days”.
Rats, like humans, avoid actions that can cause pain to their fellow beings, scientists have found.
Competitive video gamers taking part in tournaments face equivalent pressure and stress levels as elite athletes in sports such as football, research claims.
Women hoping to produce the next Einstein may want to try harnessing the power of positivity during pregnancy, researchers say.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed an “extraordinary” interest in psychology as she visited researchers looking at the way in which children develop socially and emotionally.
They may still be learning to speak – but toddlers as young as 14 months are already aware that they may be judged by others, according to new research.
Taking responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others sets leaders apart from followers, new research has shown.
Scientists have developed new technology that uses artificial intelligence to track eye movements and determine someone’s personality type.
All human brains are structurally different – just like fingerprints, according to new research.
Could pretending to be a smart person actually make you smarter?
Finding new and exciting ways to eat regular meals could help break through the boredom and make it more enjoyable, a new study suggests.
Children start to worry about their reputations from the age of five, say psychologists.
People drawn to authoritarian leaders are more likely to wrinkle their noses at unpleasant body smells, a study has found.
The key to having an ironclad willpower lies in believing that you have an unlimited supply of it, scientists say.
Regular users will have come across the occasional “humblebrag” post on social media but scientists say showing false modesty is actually far less effective than self promotion.
New research has found narcissists tend to like and follow other narcissists on Instagram.
Trypophobia, which is commonly known as fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, isn’t actually a phobia at all, new research suggests.
You may not know it but you probably lean to the right when you kiss.
Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition, research has suggested.
The brain considers talking to ourselves in our heads to be very similar to speaking our thoughts out loud.
The internet always loves a good old puzzle but a silent animation that’s causing people to “hear” it has left many baffled.
Young men can find it difficult to tell the difference between sexual interest and consent from women, according to a new study.
Smart people have been found to have more efficient brains – but there’s a way in for the rest of us
The brains of smart people are wired to be more efficient, new research suggests.
Today is Thanksgiving Day and many, especially those living on the other side of the Atlantic, will take a moment to think about everything they are thankful for.
A person’s intelligence might depend on how flexible their brain is when it comes to storing and processing information, scientists say.
A chemical in the brain that allows messages to pass between nerve cells could shed a light on disorders – such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia, scientists say.
Drinking alcohol can make a person more vulnerable to cocaine addiction by promoting a breakdown of two key proteins in the brain, a study has found.
The time has come for everyone – young and old, living and undead – to celebrate having the wits scared out of them.
Find your mind drifting away during work meetings? Scientists have found a reason why you shouldn’t feel bad about yourself – new research suggests daydreaming is actually good for you.
Ever wondered why you fear spiders, even though you live in a place where there are no poisonous arachnids lurking around?