"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.
Research has shown that people who live in Western, industrialized societies display psychological traits that are "particularly unusual" compared to the rest of the world.
The researchers assert that fears of an evil supernatural power contributes to the "behavioural immune system"—that is, it changes believers' behavior in a way that protects them from infectious diseases.
The amount of food people eat tends to be profoundly influenced by evolutionary psychology, a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham found.
There's a lot of research in consumer behavior that disputes the notion "more is better." It says many of us, when confronted with too many options, either make poor decisions or avoid decisions altogether. But not true for everyone.
There have long been questions around President Donald Trump's mental fitness to lead in the White House.
I believe children are bearing the emotional burden of climate change more courageously than adults, but we owe it to them to share it.
"Activity like how quickly or how far we walk, or when we pick up our phones up during the night, often follows patterns and these patterns say a lot about our personality type," Flora Salim, an author of the study, said.
In one tribal hunter-gatherer group, if a dominant male tries to take control, the others team up against him and ostracize or desert him.
Our species has long grappled with the question of where consciousness originates. Is it an intrinsic part of the world around us?
Researchers found that those who displayed what they called "anxious and avoidant" attachment styles used the pronoun "I" more often when talking about romantic experiences.
Being Machiavellian doesn't necessarily mean you're a "bad" person, a psychologist told Newsweek on the anniversary of the statesman and writer's birth.
We often make judgments about how sexually faithful someone is based on that person's face.
The documentary raises important issues which we need to better understand if we are to prevent abuse happening.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, deep down you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
The subjective experience of consciousness and associated psychological processes—thoughts, beliefs, ideas, intentions and more—are products of non-conscious processes, researchers say.
Explaining consciousness is one of the hardest problems in science and philosophy.
Twenty-five percent of the students surveyed showed clinically significant levels of stress.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has previously shown promise in the treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to depression and alcohol addiction.