Psychology

Thug face

Are people with shorter, wider faces really more dangerous? The short answer is yes, but only for men.

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Can we judge merit without gender bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway, asks Lisa A Williams.

Lottery

Our expectations of randomness are often wrong, write Daniel Little and Chris Donkin.

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The motivation to play violent video games is closely connected to people’s desire for sex, write Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson.

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Achieving true happiness requires valuing negative experiences as well as positive ones along the journey, writes Brock Bastian. 

Inside Out

Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds, writes Lisa A Williams.

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The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.

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Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets, writes Lisa Williams.

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Spending time on Facebook increases some young women’s concerns about their face, hair and skin, but it doesn’t necessarily affect how they feel about their body, write Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager.

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Why is it that we lose the information we have learnt? Is it still there but inaccessible, or is it gone forever, asks Amy Reichelt.

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