Psychology & Psychiatry

Bad to the bone or just bad behavior?

Hannibal. Voldemort. Skeletor and Gargamel. It's hard to imagine any nefarious villain having redeeming qualities. But what if someone were to tell you that the Joker is a monster only because he learned the behavior from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology behind why your mom may be the mother of all heroes

Each May, the United States celebrates Mother's Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I've conducted, over 25% of Americans cite their mother as their number one hero. Fathers come in a distant second at 16%.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study offers insight into how people judge good from bad

New research published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dishonest individuals perceived as less capable

If you saw someone steal an expensive item from a department store, would you think he is less capable at his job? Most people would think that, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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