Psychology

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women

Why men say they’ve had more lifetime sexual partners than women

The disparity between the number of sexual partners reported by men and women can largely be explained by a tendency among men to report...
Thinking about quitting Facebook

Thinking about quitting Facebook? There’s a demographic analysis for that

People are either Facebook users or they are not. Facebook user data can be used to draw conclusions about general social phenomena. According to Eric P.S. Baumer,...
People love to hate on do-gooders, especially at work

People love to hate on do-gooders, especially at work

Sometimes, it doesn't pay to be a do-gooder, according to a new University of Guelph study. Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and...
How experience changes basics of memory formation

How experience changes basics of memory formation

We know instinctively that our experiences shape the way we learn. If we are highly familiar with a particular task, like cooking for example, learning...
Are you prone to feeling guilty?

Are you prone to feeling guilty?

It turns out your mother was right: guilt is a powerful motivator. New research from the University of Chicago finds that when it comes to...
Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory

Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40 per cent of people had a first memory...
Sugar can improves memory and help older people work smarter

Sugar can improves memory and help older people work smarter

Sugar improves memory in older adults, and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research by the...
How a bad mood may help your brain do daily tasks

How a bad mood may help your brain do daily tasks

A new study found that being in a bad mood can help some people's executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage...
Coffee scent may help you go to business school

Coffee scent may help you go to business school

Drinking coffee seems to have its perks. In addition to the physical boost it delivers, coffee may lessen our risk of heart disease, diabetes and...
Could artificial intelligence be the cure for loneliness

Could artificial intelligence be the cure for loneliness?

The idea that artificial intelligence will influence the future of our romantic lives has been explored many times on the silver screen. But what distinguishes...