Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality
Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?
Meeting your boyfriend’s family is hard. Agata must travel 3,000 miles. And she’s blind
Why do fear, cold and sublime feelings all provoke the same response in our skin?
Five-month-old babies know what’s funny
Why the ‘exotic and strange’ world of childhood is ripe for horror
Reason might be our puppet master but only after emotions tug on the strings
Honestly, it’s fine!
How the fear of death makes people more Right-wing
How the sounds of solitary confinement might be worse than the isolation
Athletes endure a bizarre, nearly impossible 100-mile race for its sheer thrill
Life as a young referee: you get berated on the pitch; at home, mother does it too
A theory of creepiness
David Livingstone Smith
Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them too?
Can any of these four men shed tears on command? The psychology of the ‘guy cry’
Liberal academics are ‘open’ but are they truly tolerant?
Kindness as self-defence – the power of ‘non-complementary behaviour’
My spotless mind
Exercising together boosts performance and forges friendships
Jacob Taylor, Emma Cohen & Arran Davis
Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?
Sex, drugs and late nights: on night owls and psychopaths
Only the lonely
The true meaning of the match is clearest on the face of the diehard fan
Why rudeness at work is contagious and difficult to stop
Don’t beat yourself up
Blame lets you blow off steam, but it will rarely help you get at the truth
Why a well-crafted melody has the power to colonise your mind
The pleasure of their pain
Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed
Lucia Ciciolla & Suniya Luthar