Human Cognition

How Psychology Affects Your Life: Three Areas Where Psychology Influences Your Inner World

Psychology isn’t merely an academic discipline. It is, rather, the landscape of your inner world. All of the experiences an individual has—their feelings, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and memories—are what psychology is all about. One question may arise: How does psychology affect your life? Here, we explore three broad areas where psychology influences your inner world. […]

Comparative Psychology: What Do Humans and Animals Have in Common?

To ask—“What do humans and animals have in common on a psychological level?”—remains open to debate, controversy, and opens up decades of research in psychology and the biological sciences alike. So, there isn’t an easy answer. That said, however, over the years researchers have found a general understanding of the extent to which animals possess […]

Man-made Minds? Are We on the Edge of Artificial Intelligence?

Ideas about creating artificial intelligence (AI) came into prominence not long after creating the first computers in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, when scientists and other philosophical futurists discussed AI, many of their ideas seemed whimsical and fantastical, hardly the stuff of reality. But since then, the digital boom has been underway for decades, and […]