Human Behavior covers a variety of mysterious, engaging topics. Learn about how why humans behave the way they do and more.
The Pandemic Paused Hugging. Here's What We Lost
5 Strategies for Cultivating Hope in 2021
Embracing Ennui: How Boredom Can Be Good for You
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
Sure, Just One Minute of Exercise Sounds Great, But …
Can you really feel the weather in your bones?
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
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 Mega Millions lottery is, well, super mega tonight. How much does the lottery have to be to get you to play?
By Dave Roos
Author Gretchen Rubin says people have one of four personal tendencies that direct how we handle inner and outer expectations. Knowing your tendency can help you figure out how to manage change.
Experts who've studied this say you have to look at several factors regarding parenting, toy guns and aggression.
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
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.
New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt
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
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
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.
Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.
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.