Schisms within the church have led to more and more denominations over the millennia.
Contrary to earlier research, a new international study finds that both liberals and conservatives respond to threats — just different ones.
Extremists and dogmatists struggle with certain kinds of cognitive processing, but they also tend to be impulsive and risk-loving.
Researchers have successfully achieved real-time communication with a sleeping person by invading their dreams in several independent experiments.
Though people believe they respect a logical, fact-based opponent, they actually have greater esteem for arguments based on experience.
You may think of the global population as a massive, exponentially-growing number of people that threaten to use up all of the world's resources, but that's not the case.
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Scientists scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to figure out how genes control facial features. Here's what they found.
The term transgender describes people whose gender identity differs from the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
As the pandemic raged in April, churchgoers in Ohio defied warnings not to congregate. But what do psychologists have to say about strong beliefs in a god?
The Republicans used to favor big government, while Democrats were committed to curbing federal power. How did the parties switch stances?