Human Behavior covers a variety of mysterious, engaging topics. Learn about how why humans behave the way they do and more.
Freudenfreude Is the Joyous Opposite of Schadenfreude
Feeling Blue? This Kid-run Hotline Will Lift Your Spirits
Embracing Ennui: How Boredom Can Be Good for You
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
Can you really feel the weather in your bones?
10 Myths About Body Fat
Why Is the Term 'Gaslighting' So Popular Now ─ and So Misused?
Feel Like a Fraud, Despite Your Success? You Might Have Impostor Syndrome
Study Highlights Unique Stereotypes About Biracial Americans
In 1962, at a girls' school in Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Africa, some schoolgirl giggles turned into a countrywide health crisis. And, to this day, the laughter remains a mystery.
Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is all about slowing down and "bathing" yourself in the beauty of nature, which leads to psycho-emotional healing and stress reduction.
By Carrie Tatro
Getting lost in a book is one of life's greatest pleasures, but is a digital book just as pleasurable as a paper book? And which format is the best for learning?
The term 'microaggression' has gone mainstream in the last few years. But what counts as a microaggression, and why are some experts critical of the word?
This weekend's Powerball lottery is up to $800 million. Is that enough to get you to play?
By Dave Roos
More than 250 people in six years have died while taking selfies. Who is taking such risks and why?
And that difference has a lot to do with dopamine — and how you respond to it.
Experts who've studied this say you have to look at several factors regarding parenting, toy guns and aggression.
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
Secrets can take a measurable mental and physical toll on those who keep — and share — them.
The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.
Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt
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
If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?
Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.
According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.
One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.
You may have thought shotgun marriages died out following the era of peace, free love and rock 'n' roll, but in some groups, they're actually rising.
Urine for a shock when you learn how much pee is in the average public pool. Even Olympic swimmers admit to peeing in the pool -- just like you and me.
We blink our eyes so often, yet we usually don’t perceive that the world has gone dark, if only for a microsecond. Why is that?
A writer test-drives advice on running her life according to her biological body clock with some surprising results.
By Alia Hoyt
Who hasn't wanted to get away from it all? For British designer Thomas Thwaites, that break entailed turning himself into a goat.
An update to a famous study shows that employers may not discriminate as much as before — with one important caveat.