A new mathematical model has the potential to accurately distinguish a misunderstanding from false information and lies.
People who intentionally hurt others because they believe they are morally right or justified, do not respond rationally to material benefits, a new study reports. Researchers say those who punish others to signal their own "moral goodness" may be more likely to question their claims of moral righteousness when judged negatively by their peers.
Willingness in older people to give more money away appears to correlate with cognitive decline associated with dementia. The findings may explain why many older adults could be more prone to financial exploitation.
Aggression toward members in an "outgroup" was associated with increased activity in areas of the brain associated with reward. Activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex impacted the level of aggression a person demonstrated against an outsider.
A new study reveals that 34% of people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) have attempted suicide. Researchers say PMDD is an independent contributor to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
On average, women who self-harm have a higher tolerance to pain than those who do not self-injure. Brain scans revealed greater connectivity between brain areas involved in pain perception and pain modulation in those who self-harm.
Unpredictable parental behavior and an unpredictable environment disrupt the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child's development, increasing the risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse later in life.
Mothers who reported stress during pregnancy reported their child experienced behavioral problems between the ages of 7 and 8. However, behavioral problems were reduced if the child had older siblings.
Study reveals there are not that many "girlish girls" or "boyish boys."