'Pretty much all the pilots we tested fall prey to these biases'
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
In the UK, it is legal to smack a child provided that no physical marks are left, such as bruising or bleeding
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'
Accepting responsibility for your mistake and offering to fix things are the two most important components of any apology
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
Researchers used an algorithm to change study participants' voices
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