Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Ryan Anderson Ph.D., Malcolm Forbes and Ryan Anderson
We know a fair bit about sexual harassment but there a still a fair few question marks
When you're sizing up a potential date, how much do you think about their romantic past?
Everyone knows about racism, but how much do you know about sexual racism?
How many genders are there? Which has the most social power?
What you should and should not do to be more desirable to the opposite sex.
Obviously men and women both enjoy casual sex, but are they doing it for different reasons?
There is an ongoing debate about what exactly is conveyed by male baldness. Scientific research suggests there are some surprising advantages to being bald.
Just why is it that people choose to stay in abusive relationships? The psychological concept of cognitive dissonance can explain a lot of our seemingly bizarre behavior.
A recent study found surprising results regarding an individual's sexual history. Neither men nor women want someone with too much, or too little, sexual experience.
Why do people engage in such 'curious' behaviour as playing the lottery? Don't they know that it's staggeringly unlikely that they'll win? Often, they do know, but play anyway
Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to improve your memory? This article gives you seven evidence-based techniques you can use to get better at retaining information.
Learning the basics of the Method of Loci technique is possibly one of the most effective ways to spend the next 15 minutes of your life
Have you ventured into the world of online dating? Or are you thinking about it? Before you do, there are a few things you need to know.
Are you wondering how to be successful? Greatness is within everyone. A few simple adjustments to your life can go a long way.
In 2016, the mobile gaming world has thus far been defined by one thing above all others: Pokemon Go. This article looks at some of the ingenious psychology behind the app
People often wonder what other people do in the bedroom. The evidence might surprise you.
Psychology really is one of the most important things to know about, especially for social interaction. Some of these techniques can help you to navigate your social world.
With a few of these tricks, you can become the person everyone wants to be friends with.
Playing computer games can be good for you in a number of ways.
Do you ever wonder if what you do or think about is "normal"? New evidence suggests that some of what we once thought was sexually unusual is actually reasonably common.
It's not just a lot of fun, sex is actually really good for you mental health.
Monogamy is really hard to maintain. Perhaps we are just not meant to be monogamous
Dating is hard work. A research team has figured how to create a feeling of closeness and intimacy with a stranger.
Is the 'dad bod' really attractive? Have we really been lied to since, forever?
Some people would prefer attraction to remain mysterious. There are several things you can control to make yourself more attractive to the opposite-sex.
The obsession with the penis is rampant. Here are a few things you really need to know.
Rather than facilitating it, social media is hijacking real human interaction.
Why is it that people with attractive partners are so romantically desirable? Science has an answer.
There are a lot of myths and mysteries surrounding the female orgasm, especially among men. This article looks at some of the science behind the female orgasm.
He may have lost the U.S. Open Final, but there are many reasons why Roger Federer is a champion.
Ryan Anderson, Ph.D., is a psychologist currently working as a Teaching Associate at Monash University.
Ryan Anderson is a psychologist and zoologist. Malcolm Forbes is an Australian M.D. working in psychiatry and internal medicine.