Psychology

Surprising study reveals we get goosebumps more often than we realize

A study by Dr. Jonathon McPhetres, a psychology researcher from Durham, has found that we experience goosebumps far more frequently than we think—and we...

Do we have more empathy for people who are similar to us? New research...

How do people successfully interact with those who are completely different from them? And can these differences create social barriers? Social scientists are struggling with...

Scientists find saying ‘please’ is more strategic than polite

By kindergarten, most children learn that saying "please" is the polite way to ask for something. This magic word is thought to show courtesy and...

New study reveals how to reward employees fairly and boost team dynamics

Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have discovered effective ways to reward employees fairly and enhance team dynamics. Their study reveals...

Scientists unlock the mystery behind “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

Researchers at Northwestern University have unraveled the mystery behind the age-old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." Their findings, published in...

The power of presentation in decision making

When faced with a choice between receiving a smaller amount of money soon or a larger amount later, the way the options are presented...

Scientists find link between ADHD and hoarding behaviors

New research has shed light on a significant association between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hoarding behaviors. The study, funded by the British Academy and...

Mathematics unravels the complexity of social dilemmas

In a new study from the Chatterjee group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), researchers have unveiled a new mathematical model...

Why older people are easily harmed by scams

In today's world, financial scams targeting the elderly have become a significant issue, with older adults losing over $28 billion each year. Shockingly, nearly...

Choosing the best candidate may not always be just

A recent study published by the American Psychological Association has unveiled an intriguing insight into how people's perceptions of merit-based hiring change once they...