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The comforting power of comedy is more than just a distraction
Young children don't categorise mixed-race people the same way adults do
When it comes to race, people increasingly self-identify as belonging to several categories rather than one, reflecting our intermingled world –...
Research Digest: The brain basis of chimp personality
Chimps have different personalities, just like people. Psychologists investigating chimp personality have found that their traits tend to...
How many of these myths about smacking children do you believe?
Attitudes towards the way we discipline children have changed dramatically over the last 60 years or so, and the use of smacking or other forms of...
Research Digest: Background music can make us do harm
A new study published in the Psychology of Music tests whether positive music increases people's willingness to do bad things to others.Read...
Our editor's pick of this week's ten best psychology and neuroscience links:The Geel QuestionFor centuries, a little Belgian town has treated the...
Research Digest: Self-doubting bosses and self-doubting staff
New research suggests that the more prone managers are to that imposter feeling, the more they choose to delegate tasks to those who also feel...
Research Digest: The toll of being off duty but on call
That increasingly common end-of-day feeling: of physically leaving the office, only for it to tag along home. Thanks largely to technology, our...
Research Digest: Why mental effort is contagious
If you're about to dive into a piece of work that requires intense mental focus, you might find it helps to sit next to someone else who is...
Research Digest: Aggression in toddlers is usually unprovoked
Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the...