A new book explores the link between social collaboration and behavior that makes our species unique.
How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self
The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions
How the story of Chris Kyle resurfaced an the age-old moral dilemma
For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success.
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order
New research supports the understanding that all people are born with a sense of good and bad. What does that say about altruism, community, and the capacity to kill one another?
Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.
People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.
Women may be more sexually omnivorous than men, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're as hungry.
There's something missing in today's understanding of romance.
Givers focus on others, takers on themselves, and matchers care most about fairness. Studies show that most professional success, not just satisfaction, goes to givers.
There's more to life than leaving home.
Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.
Research suggests that more Chinese parents admit to lying to their kids than American parents—and Chinese parents tend to see less harm in it, too.
In one idyllic community in southern California, Adventists live 4 to 7 years longer -- and more healthily and happily -- than the rest of the country. A look at their diet, lifestyle, and philosophy
A new book argues that the emotion happens in "micro-moments of positivity resonance."
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
It's been unfairly maligned as sexist, but women and men alike would benefit from bringing it back.