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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Seeking success after serving in the military
Research helps explain why it's sometimes better to downplay accomplishments.
What factor is more important than poverty for explaining childhood outcomes? The answer might surprise you.
Is propaganda really meant to brainwash the masses? Research helps explain its function.
Research shows that dating app users are more likely to use sexual deception.
Why does social conflict happen between people? A Yale sociologist offers an answer.
Are men pretending to be "woke" to meet more women? Research explains the complicated dynamics of dating and politics.
Are people with "dark" personality traits more likely to signal virtue and victimhood? New research suggests an answer.
Were humans meant to be happy? Answers from evolutionary psychology will surprise you.
Is college more important than money for defining our social class?
Why is there so much social unrest among young people? These surprising findings help to explain.
What does morality have in common with language? The answer will surprise you.
Do disasters and economic downturns produce a rise in crime? The answer may surprise you.
Do people care more about themselves or others? New research on self-fulfillment reveals a surprising answer.
How murder and selective mating made us care a lot about what others think of us.
Why people follow the crowd, what Tinder does to your brain, why women and men care about muscles, and more.
Cancel culture reveals what people secretly crave: Social status, friends, and enemies.
Do people care more when men cheat? Fascinating data suggests we blame male cheaters more than female cheaters.
Research reveals how height influences our romantic and professional lives.
A recent book tells us why our reputations can matter more to us than telling the truth.
Why do women and men care so much about big, strong muscles? The answers will surprise you.
Why are people so outraged? The answer will surprise you.
The Genie from Aladdin is a brilliant evolutionary psychologist.
Humans are strange, thanks to evolution. A recent book describes just how weird we really are.
The rich and famous wrongly bribed their kids into college. Here are five other stunning facts about college in America.
Why did language and intelligence actually evolve? The answer will surprise you.
Blame modern life for the collapse in social engagement.
A surprising new scientific theory attempts to explain why morality can lead to violence.
What is the link between self-dehumanization and bad behavior? The answer might surprise you.
Eating ginger reduces feelings of disgust. How does this affect our moral judgments?
Have you eaten recently? Your moral judgments might be affected.
Rob Henderson is a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Yale University and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.