Inside the Mind of The 'Celebrity' Serial Killer Ian Brady

...why this serial killer never garnered the media attention that others... did, include the fact, unlike the 'Moors Murderer', Trevor Hardy did not have a catchy nick name...

Does Prince Harry Reveal How To Cope With Loss?

...the counterintuitive finding is that such a profoundly negative experience as losing a parent during childhood, can lead you to feel more gratitude or appreciation for life...

The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker

A recent study found that much tactical planning goes into lone-actor terrorist events.

Does "Sully" Reveal How To Cope With Anxiety?

The flight recording of the final 2.5 minutes of Flight 1549 are extraordinary for the coolness and business-like words of its pilot.

Are the Physically Attractive Also Happier?

The surprising finding was that gorgeous models who made a living from being beautiful, suffered lower well-being and greater personality maladjustment than non-models.

Does Torture Work?

Surveying professional interrogators in the USA and other countries reveals that ‘rapport-based’ interrogation techniques are viewed as generally the most effective, not torture.

Psychology Predicts Popularity of Donald Trump's Presidency?

...ego-merchants are great on a first date, but tend to get tiresome further into a relationship, the ‘chocolate cake’ model also applies to leaders and their followers.

Can Psychology Explain Donald Trump’s Victory?

A particularly interesting finding was that the well-being of political right-wingers seems to be rather stable irrespective of the level of threat.

Could Vampires Be Real?

Another psychiatrist describes how a woman stored her own blood to look at it in times of stress, as this calmed her.

The Psychology of Greed Meets Today's Crisis in Sport

The authors of the study were surprised at how strongly greed was linked to certain aspects of psychopathy

Powerful Biases Shape How Presidential Debates Are Viewed

Voters are most favorable toward those candidates who are the most optimistic and highest in positive emotion.

What Do Doctors' Strikes Reveal About Our Need For Medics?

High-risk patients with heart failure and cardiac arrest hospitalized in teaching hospitals had lower 30-day mortality when admitted during dates of national cardiology meetings

Inside the Mind of the Olympic Gold Medal Winner

Some involved in this research pointed out, amazingly, that their gold medal performance was not, in their view, the most outstanding moment in their career.

Inside the Mind of the Munich Mass Killer

This kind of conundrum has led some psychiatrists to suggest mass or spree killers suffer from a rare disorder so far unclassified and unknown in the textbooks.

Atrocity in the City of Nice: An Act of Clinical Insanity?

In Europe, ‘lone wolf’ attacks quadrupled between the 1970s and the 2000s.

The Psychology of the Political Coup

One perhaps surprising yet key implication of this research is that elections have the potential to be a force for instability and change, rather than a tool of stabilization.

Do Female Presidents or Prime Ministers Make Any Difference?

...if the percentage of women in the legislature increases by 5 per cent, a state is nearly five times less likely to use violence internationally.

The Psychology of Betrayal

Evolutionary psychologists go as far as arguing we may have some kind of psychological modules built into our brains to detect betrayal.

The Motives Behind Murder of UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox

Clues as to the motives behind such a shocking and bizarre attack might be found in research conducted by a team of forensic psychiatrists and psychologists...

After the Death of Dr. Rose Polge - Who Cares for Doctors?

The suicide rate in female doctors was higher than in the general population, but the rate in male doctors was lower.

Paternity Shock: Is Who You Call Dad Your Genetic Father?

Perhaps one reason for these high estimations is that female adultery is supposedly common, occurring in an estimated 5–27% for people younger than 30 years old...

Studies Link Abortion & Crime: Good or Bad For Donald Trump?

The study... found that, on average across Europe, an increase of 1% in the accumulation of abortions leads to a decrease of 0.18% in theft and 0.3% in the homicide rate.

Why Do Funnier Comedians Die Sooner?

Those identified as funnier were more than three times more likely to die prematurely when compared to more serious comedy personalities.

The Psychology Behind The Brussels Terrorists

It appears that a puritanical orientation—restraining the population’s gratification and enjoyment of life—promotes terrorism.

Is There a Link Between Anorexia and Narcissism?

An academic study found that ‘vulnerable’ narcissism tended to be associated with eating disorder symptoms.

Can Psychology Explain the Sharapova Doping Controversy?

In 2006, testosterone was the single most-common banned substance detected in urine tests at World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratories.

Parenting Predicts How Long Children Will Live

Your recall of what parenting was like during your childhood powerfully predicts how long you'll live, and even what might kill you.

The Psychology of Acceptance Speeches at the Oscars

Possibly the highest concentration of narcissism in the world each year assembles on the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony...

Is Female Success Bad for Romantic Relationships?

Women report higher levels of relationship satisfaction when they think about their partner succeeding relative to their partner failing; but men do not.

Does the Color Red Hold the Secret to Attraction?

The authors argue these findings represent the first evidence suggesting that red may be a kind of universal language of love, in the human mating game.

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