Human Behavior

Human Behavior covers a variety of mysterious, engaging topics. Learn about how why humans behave the way they do and more.

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Human Behavior

Human behavior is the reaction, or response, of a person to a given situation. Read the definition of human behavior.


Why All the Hullabaloo Over Handshakes? They Matter

We've all performed this social ritual thousands of times but, as it turns out, there's a right way and a wrong way to shake hands. A psychologist who has studied the art and psychology behind handshakes explains.

What's the Best Age to Do Anything?

The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.

How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Us in Crazy Political Times

Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.

A Dose of Nature Could Improve Mental Health for City Dwellers

Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.

The 'Ugliness Premium': Being Unattractive Can Mean Higher Wages

New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.

What the Use of Emojis and Emoticons Says About Our Personalities

Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?

Company Wants to Pump Young People's Blood Into Veins of the Aging Elite

The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?

Corporal Punishment Continues in U.S. Schools, Despite Its Ineffectiveness

Spankings are common and legal in many public schools — but experts say they don't work. So why are they still a form of discipline?

How Long Should You Use Your Bath Towel Without Washing It?

Answer: A lot less time than you're probably thinking.

What Are the Odds You've Met a Psychopath?

If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?