Our emotions shape which language we decide to use.
A behavioral scientist's guide to tactful truth telling.
Know what to look out for.
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.
What makes mass murder possible?
And what you can do about it
Short answer: Eventually, yes
A new study contradicts the common assumption that emotion-based facial expressions are recognized across cultures.
A study on an Italian beach turns up interesting results
So. Many. Feels.
Babies know when other babies are behaving badly. Now if only they could scold each other...
Unlike the commonly deployed social smile, distressed expressions-anger, fear, sadness, and occasionally surprise-prove much more difficult to display on command.
With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.
A study comparing mood-related words in U.S. and British books shows that Americans increasingly use emotional words more often.
That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese.
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Why a grizzly gets you shivering—but not global warming
Feel funny but don't know why?
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.