The audience for a joke has options. They can “support” a joke—for example by laughing at it—or they can respond with “unlaughter."
An extensive literature review reveals a startling lack of consensus around why we dream, though neurologists have made important discoveries.
Freud died 80 years ago this week. In this "Virtual Roundtable," three scholars debate the legacy of his 1923 text.
Studies show that college-educated white Americans value having choice -- and yet having too much choice can paralyze and lead to dissatisfaction.
Japanese women are protesting the widespread policy of mandatory high heels at work.
Why do people love IKEA furniture, cake mixes, and apple-picking? Psychology.
Research shows that the advertising we see in childhood stays with us for a very, very long time.
Social media has made constant exposure a common experience. To learn how to deal with the attention, maybe we should look to the first celebrities.
Research reveals few differences between the parenting of gay men and their straight peers.
"Groupthink" describes the systematic errors groups can make when facing important collective decisions. How can it be avoided?