Psychology news archive 2020
Big bumblebees take time to learn the locations of the best flowers, new research shows.
Living beside familiar neighbours boosts a squirrel's chances of survival and successful breeding, new research shows.
Scientists have created an evolutionary model to predict how animals should react in stressful situations.
People borrowing money for the first time should only be given small amounts until they have proved their competence, a new study says.
Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbours – provided they stay out of "core" parts of their territory – new research shows.
Feeling misunderstood by other groups makes people more likely to support separatist causes like Brexit and Scottish independence, new research suggests.
Old male elephants play a key role in leading all-male groups, new research suggests.
Swans display more aggression to fellow swans than other birds, new research shows.
Prescription medication of cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) is safe for daily use in treating cannabis use disorder, and could help people to cut down on cannabis use, according to an initial randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
Mountain gorillas that live in oversized groups may have to limit the number of strong social relationships they form, new research suggests.
Educators at informal science learning sites such as science museums, zoos and aquariums promote interest and learning among visitors of all ages, new research has found.
The quest to discover why friendship plays such a pivotal role in social and mental well-being has been given a significant boost, it has been announced.
Head injuries may be worryingly common among police officers, according to a new pilot study led by the University of Exeter.
Workplace gender bias is being kept alive by people who think it’s no longer an issue, new research suggests.
Trinidadian guppies behave like matadors, focusing a predator’s point of attack before dodging away at the last moment, new research shows.
Bright pink flamingos are more aggressive than paler rivals when fighting over food, new research shows.
Young people, men and people in “individualistic” societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.
Two prestigious Athena SWAN awards have just been granted to three University of Exeter departments to recognise their commitment to gender equality.
An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide.
People with low or no visual imagery are more likely to work in scientific and mathematical industries than creative sectors, according to new research.
“Ethnic spaces” at US universities make students from underrepresented minority groups feel a greater sense of belonging and engagement with their university, new research suggests.
Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows.
Zoo improvements should benefit all animals and include a wide range of “enrichment” techniques, researchers say.
Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests.
Squirrels that strongly favour their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests.