People who make tasteful, witty jokes are seen as confident and competent, but crass joke-telling can backfire. By Alex Fradera
By Emma Young. The main message is that “others like us more than we know”.
The researchers considered 7 possible mechanisms that may be responsible for paternal weight gain. By Christian Jarrett
By Jesse Singal. The psychologists’ case feels a bit like arguing that people are failing to see the positive sides of our desire for fatty foods.
As a psychological concept, self-respect has been largely overlooked before now. By Christian Jarrett
The researchers asked over 800 participants to rate the funniness of hundreds of individual words, all in the service of science. By Christian Jarrett
Understanding compensation and its consequences may help autistic people manage their mental health more effectively. By Alex Fradera
Researchers have tried to test the folk belief that seeing the funny side of things can protect us from stress. By Christian Jarrett
One of the fictional Twitter accounts used in Pavelko & Myrick (2015). Stigma is a problem for all forms of…
Fuelled by self-doubt, collective narcissists believe their group is great, and woe betide anyone who doesn’t show due respect. By Christian Jarrett