Human Behavior covers a variety of mysterious, engaging topics. Learn about how why humans behave the way they do and more.
'Hangry' is Real, but Tameable
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
People Want to Go Under the Knife to Look Like Their Snapchat Selfies
And that difference has a lot to do with dopamine — and how you respond to it.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 10, 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
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
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
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
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
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
According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 12, 2016
One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 1, 2016
Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 23, 2016
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.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Nov 22, 2016
Being stuck in the middle seat on a long flight — or any flight — stinks. But does that entitle the middle-seater to the armrests? We asked an etiquette expert.
By Julia Layton Nov 8, 2016
Stay honest! The more little white lies we tell, the more likely our brains feel O.K. about telling big, fat whoppers, a new study finds.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 27, 2016
What is the connection between women's brains and their bowels?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Oct 11, 2016
Living in racially hostile societies has been connected to the circulatory and cardiac health of both blacks and white.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2016
Nice girls always smile, according to Western gender norms, but embracing 'Resting Bitch Face' could be good for gender equality.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 26, 2016
Yep, that backup plan may be getting in the way of you achieving your dream.
By John Donovan Aug 23, 2016
SpaceX Books Its First Private Passenger to the Moon
Hispanic or Latino? It’s Complicated
What a Tangled Web a Few Squirrels' Tails Can Weave