For centuries, scientists have studied how we go about the difficult task of choosing A or B, left or right, North or South – and how both instinct and intellect figure into the process.
The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says.
Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.
Researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking – and found that the instructions actually worked.
You win some, you lose some. Such are life’s ups and downs.
While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to, research suggests we shouldn’t even make that distinction.
A study has found that you are more likely to perform well if you do not think too hard, and instead trust your instincts.
Little research exists in the area of self-talk, although internal dialogue often influences the way people motivate and shape their own behavior.
It’s often said that women can have it all – motherhood and a career. But a study suggests that women who rule the household have less energy for or interest in being a rising star in the workplace.
People who watch funny videos on the internet at work aren’t necessarily wasting time.
People who consider themselves visual learners, as opposed to verbal learners, have a tendency to convert linguistically presented information into a visual mental representation.
When purchasing items online, reading customer reviews is a convenient way to get a real-world account of other people’s opinions of the product.
Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases?
Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas.
Happy individuals are predisposed to seek out and undertake new goals in life and this reinforces positive emotions, say researchers who examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people.
When people feel they’ve hit a roadblock in reaching a personal goal, such as losing weight, a change in perspective may give them the help...
A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person’s...
It’s not just in movies where nerds get their revenge.
When faced with a difficult decision, we try to come up with the best choice by carefully considering all of the options, maybe even resorting to lists and lots of sleepless nights.
Canada’s literary celebrities struggle to find a happy medium between glad-handing with their public and craving the solitude that the writing life affords them.