Post Christmas lunch sleepiness can not be pinned on your choice of poultry

No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy – but it may bring more trust to your table

What are the effects of tryptophan? Psychologists are investigating


Pleasure can be good for your health

What is hedonism and how does it affect your health?

Hedonists get a bad rap: psychology shows that taking pleasure can help your mental health


Are there benefits to the belief in Santa? Psychologists believe so

Lies about Santa? They could be good for your child

Fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes


Certain  alcohol has been unfairly maligned - all alcohol has  a depressant effect

Do different drinks make you different drunk?

Some alcohol has been unfairly maligned: the depressant effect is the same whatever the drink. But there are fascinating psychological reasons you may think otherwise

Published in: Health

Do different drinks make you different drunk?

By Nicole Lee, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Originally published by The Conversation on November 30 2017.

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Our behaviour when confronted by candy tells psychologists much

What trick-or-treating tells us about human nature

Halloween is a boon for behavioural scientists

Published in: Society

What trick-or-treating tells us about human nature

By Dilip Soman, Professor and Co-Director of Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), University of Toronto
Originally published by The Conversation on October 29 2017.

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Surfing promotes grit, a concept being championed by psychologists

Want to develop ‘grit’? Take up surfing

People with grit persist, and are more likely to succeed in challenging circumstances