A certain mentality has been on display in Western democracies of late – and we don't really understand it
Influencing people isn't only about what you say in the moment, suggests Professor Robert Cialdini
'Smiling is an appeasement gesture signalling you are not a threat. But Trump wants to convey that he is a threat'
From campaign language to what you find when you delve into his tweets
An Australian study has offered an insight into how women sex workers experience pleasure
'The cat beater’s actions were judged to be less wrong than the woman beater’s actions. By contrast, the moral character of the cat beater was judged to be worse than that of the woman beater'
Professor Dan Ariely's videos about psychology and motivation have wracked up more than eight million views on YouTube
The idea of a 'terrifying' North Pole intelligence company was also condemned by academics
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports
‘Almost every woman who posted about technology was inaccurately believed to be a man,’ say researchers
A new study shows the ‘treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen’ approach may not be the best way to win a popularity contest, Nichola Raihani writes
There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to is a close friend or family member you've known for years.
Taking selfies can lead to a spiral of narcissism, research suggests
Brainy Bike Light uses the power of symbols to protect cyclists on the road
Intuitively, it makes sense that those who easily feel empathy are also easily moved
'It could just be wearing a colorful tie, or colorful socks or, you know, different shoes. It has to be very clear that it’s deliberate,' says the study's authors