Psychology

The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of...
Why is it fun to be frightened

Why is it fun to be frightened?

John Carpenter’s iconic horror film “Halloween” celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have achieved similar notoriety, and it’s credited with kicking off...

When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may...

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study...

5 things you didn’t know about psychopaths

In the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve, Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin, tells Eve, a security service operative, "You should never call a psychopath...
Fake or real New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos

Fake or real? New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos

New York Times images no more credible than Twitter images from individual accounts In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are...

Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media

Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to...

How to maintain balance in your relationship

Every marriage has an invisible emotional bank account. We make deposits into the account through acts of kindness, words of admiration, gestures of support, and...

Artificial intelligence helps reveal how people process abstract thought

As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, much of the public attention has focused on how successfully these technologies can compete against humans at chess...

Weight stigma: 5 unspoken truths

Weight stigma – a negative response to someone based on their weight – is the fourth most common form of social discrimination amongst adults...

How many faces do people actually know? A staggering 5,000 on average

For the first time, scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know- a staggering 5,000 on average. The...