Marriage doesn’t cure reckless spending
Spendthrift singles tend not to reform when they settle down.
People who tend to splash their cash are unlikely to become more prudent after marriage, new research shows. Hisaki ...
Online, being polite is appreciated
Keeping things civil in Q&A forums brings its own reward.
People want you to be civil when answering their questions online, but third-party observers aren’t so fussed. That’...
Video game guns increase gun-play
Kids more likely to pretend to shoot a real handgun
Whether video game violence promotes real-life violence is a topic of regular and often passionate debate. A recent ...
Being bilingual doesn’t improve cognitive ability
Speaking two languages doesn't increase executive function.
Some of the advantages of growing up bilingual have been overstated, a large study has revealed. People who learn a ...
Millennials most likely to text and drive
Younger parents often send texts from behind the wheel.
Texting is a common practice across the adult generations, but it is among digital natives that the habit is likely t...
The psychological effect of loud tennis
Grunting players lead opponents to over-estimate their strength.
The opponents of tennis players who grunt when they strike the ball over-estimate the strength behind the stroke, res...
Childhood violence victims more likely to perpetrate
African research adds to global evidence for violence cycle.
More than half of young males and almost a third of young females in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit viol...
Kids make judgements based on faces
Character assessment according to appearance begins early in life.
Children as young as five make stereotypical inferences about people’s behaviour and modify their own behaviour towar...
Too much information? Sure looks like it
'Social acceleration' occurring across different domains.
Mathematicians have confirmed that humanity’s collective attention span is getting shorter. And it’s not just social ...
To get into character, shut down parts of brain
First ever study of method acting draws surprising conclusions.
Being someone else might be less energy intensive than being yourself, new research indicates. In a paper in the jou...
The eyes don’t have it
A person staring at you is likely looking at your mouth.
The communicative power of eye contact might well be a myth, if a recent Australian experiment is indicative. Making...
What makes you a man or a woman
Key genes active early in life transform the embryo into a woman or a man.
There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking...