Cognitive bias is a dangerous tool – it can even affect judges’ sentencing – but retailers ruthlessly employ it to persuade us we’re clever shoppers, as Joseph Devlin found out
Professor Viren Swami found a 'signficant' link between high stress levels and stronger beliefs in conspiracy theories
Avoid cramming in lots of information into a short space of time at all costs
The psychology of betting tells us something interesting about what happens when we win and lose - and why we choose to bet in the first place
A number of health and professionals from other industries have been studied in recent years and many, not unsurprisingly, also show high levels of stress
The so-called 'first night effect' has been recognised before, but scientists have now explained why it happens
'Individuals who display unusual behavioural patterns are outside of the norm, and by definition unpredictable'
People interpret emojis differently through a survey done by 304 crowd workers in Amazon Mechanical Turk
Marie Carter, Editor of Pets Magazine, explores the pain of pet bereavement to mark National Pet Month
'Spending money on products that help us express who we are as individuals could be as important to our well-being as finding the right job'
Psychologists have devised surveys to measure where a person falls on the "dark triad” spectrum of personalities, which encompasses Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy
A paedophile has the 'same ingrained attraction that a heterosexual female may feel towards a male', psychologist says
Understanding the science of attraction can’t guarantee you a date tonight, but it can point the way towards forming mutually benefiting relationships with other people
Hell might actually be other people -- at least if you're really smart.
'People over generalise in judging those with droopy eyelids,' says Dr Talamas
Video explains linguistic phenomenon known as the McGurk Effect