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Psychology today – is it making our personalities impersonal?

Researcher wonders if neuropsychology research is improving our understanding of the brain but worsening our understanding of what it means to be human.

Discharge or diversion? How music helps us regulate our feelings

When it comes to tackling difficult emotions with music, women fare far better than men.

Why we look at pretty faces

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.

Phobias flourish among the elderly

One in ten old people might expect to have a phobia which is serious enough to be diagnosed as a mental issue, according to Swedish research.

Heavier babies become more trusting adults

The more you weigh at birth the more trusting you are as an adult, shows new research.

Women and men react differently to infidelity

Men are clearly more jealous of sexual infidelity than emotional infidelity. The opposite is true for women.

This is how we motivate people to tackle climate change

Psychologists have a new way to make people act on climate change, regardless if they do not accept the underlying science.

Cooperation at the expense of society

In an experiment, women were shown to be more likely to conspire than men, even when this was not in the best interests of society.

Common group identity may motivate integration efforts

Immigrants may experience less racism and receive more support when citizens believe in a common group identity that embraces everyone regardless of their birthplace.

Trust makes our hearts beat as one

People who trust each other often find their hearts beat in step with one another when collaborating on a task. Scientists are puzzled by the phenomenon.