Human Nature encompasses peoples' actions, perceptions, and thought processes. Topics include food cravings, mind-reading, and contagious yawning.
'Hangry' is Real, but Tameable
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
Does Playing With Toy Guns Lead to Later Acts of Gun Violence?
People Want to Go Under the Knife to Look Like Their Snapchat Selfies
You'll never look like your Snapchat self, but that's not stopping people from trying.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 8, 2018
A new study out of Germany claims that artists are less driven by monetary rewards than other people.
By Stell Simonton Aug 2, 2018
Experts who've studied this say you have to look at several factors regarding parenting, toy guns and aggression.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 26, 2018
Science shows that, although people do tend to feel angrier when hungry, there are ways to tame that "hangry" feeling.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jun 15, 2018
It may seem like a ridiculous question, but it's actually kind of a mindbender.
By Robert Lamb Apr 6, 2018
The announcements of Kylie Jenner's 'surprise' baby and Beyonce's pregnancy with twins were two of the most liked Instagrams of all time. Why do celebrity babies excite the public so much?
By Alia Hoyt Feb 9, 2018
Loneliness is such a prevalent problem that the British have appointed a minister for loneliness.
By Stell Simonton Feb 6, 2018
Secrets can take a measurable mental and physical toll on those who keep — and share — them.
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 28, 2017
Many kids grow up with imaginary friends. Why do they rely on these make-believe playmates and are they a sign of trouble or great things?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
Are facial expressions learned or innate? A study that looked at the facial expressions of people blind from birth found mixed results.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 20, 2017
Short or tall, height affects us all — but does it have the power to determine how long we live, or whether we're happy?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 13, 2017
Swedish speakers tend to measure time by distance, while Spanish speakers tend to say measure it by volume. But how does this difference in expression affect how people perceive time?
By Shelley Danzy Jun 7, 2017
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.
By John Donovan Jun 5, 2017
The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 3, 2017
One expert calls anger a source of creative juice. Here's why.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Mar 23, 2017
Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 17, 2017
Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Feb 22, 2017
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt Feb 16, 2017
You’d think that someone who curses up a storm might be dishonest and bad news all around. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.
By Kate Kershner Jan 27, 2017
We get better at recognizing certain odor groups as we get older, a new study shows.
By Kate Kershner Jan 25, 2017
The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?
By Chris Opfer Jan 24, 2017
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?
By Julia Layton Jan 18, 2017
If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 29, 2016
Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Dec 26, 2016
Can Instagram-Ready Exhibits Stop the Slide in Museum Attendance?
Do Psychics Ever Really Break the Case?
Can an Automaker Forbid You from Reselling Your Car?