Psychology & Psychiatry

How to make a good impression when saying hello

You can hear the perfect hello. And now you can see it, too. Researchers from the CNRS, the ENS, and Aix-Marseille University have established an experimental method that unveils the filter—that is, mental representation—we ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Image of 'typical' welfare recipient linked with racial stereotypes

When thinking about a welfare recipient, people tend to imagine someone who is African American and who is lazier and less competent than someone who doesn't receive welfare benefits, according to new findings in Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists see humor as a character strength

Humor is observed in all cultures and at all ages. But only in recent decades has experimental psychology respected it as an essential, fundamental human behavior.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why do we find it hard to keep track of days of the week?

Mondays really do make us blue, Fridays are the happiest day of the working week and 'dull' midweek days are easily muddled up  – and it's all due to how the artificial seven-day cycle we live by shapes the way we think, ...

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