A great deal of recent research on evolution focuses on altruism—the tendency of creatures to help others, often at great More
After we have conversations with new people, our conversation partners tend to like us and enjoy our company more than we think. More
People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn’t necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find. More
A researcher looks at the interpersonal side of our tendency to avoid sunk costs.
A researcher takes a fresh look at why people often persist with an unpleasant or unprofitable endeavor because they don’t want the resources they’ve already invested to go to waste. More
If the NFL team you hate the most is in the Super Bowl, take heart. Psychological science suggests that a rival team’s win may improve your team’s motivation and performance next season. More
A sample of research exploring trends in adolescent media use and depression, memory amplification following trauma, perceptual inference in autism spectrum disorders, and statistical learning applied to diagnostic predictions. More