Psychology

52 ideas that changed the world - 46. The unconscious mind
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 46. The unconscious mind

The theory of an obscured section of human consciousness has hooked psychologists for centuries
1 May 2020
Do psychopaths really lack empathy?
Ted Bundy
In Depth

Do psychopaths really lack empathy?

New study suggests failure to sympathise with others is a choice rather than inherent trait
13 Dec 2019
Why does optimism mean you will ‘live longer’?
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Why does optimism mean you will ‘live longer’?

Study finds that upbeat people can have a 15% longer lifespan
27 Aug 2019
True grit: is perseverance overrated?
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True grit: is perseverance overrated?

Well-rounded individuals may be more primed to succeed in a chaotic and fast-paced world
27 Jun 2019
Six common sleep myths debunked
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Six common sleep myths debunked

Scientists find that many maxims about what makes a good night’s sleep do more harm than good
16 Apr 2019
How to tell if you are dating a psychopath
Ted Bundy
In Depth

How to tell if you are dating a psychopath

Psychopaths excel at studying people’s behaviour and using it to control them
4 Dec 2018
Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space
Moon, space, astronaut
In Depth

Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space

The British astronaut is not the first to question whether the universe was created by a higher power
13 Aug 2018

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How dangerous is cocaine?
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How dangerous is cocaine?

New statistics show that UK deaths from the drug are at record high
7 Aug 2018
Why anxiety might be good for you
Stress, anxiety
In Brief

Why anxiety might be good for you

Research suggests people with higher stress levels may be better at processing bad news
7 Aug 2018
Why your first memories may not be real
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Why your first memories may not be real

Researchers find almost 40% of people have recollection from before the age of three - which is ‘impossible’
18 Jul 2018