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Why Do We Dream?


Dreams have fascinated researchers, philosophers, writers, and artists for thousands of years. Discover some of the theories that explain why we dream.  

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11 Great Ways to Improve Your Memory

Cognitive psychologists have discovered a number of techniques to help improve memory. Learn more about some of these strategies and how you can apply these memory tips to your own studies.

Who Was Kitty Genovese?

Kitty Genovese's tragic 1964 murder sparked outrage and interest in the bystander effect. Learn more about the myths surrounding her death.

Does Practice Really Make Perfect?

When learning a new skill, does practice really make perfect? New research looks at the real impact of practice and just how much it contributes to performance.

7 Common Memory Mistakes

Our memories make us who we are, but anyone who has ever forgotten a name or date knows that memory isn't perfect. Learn about the 7 mistakes memory makes.

The 10 Percent of Brain Myth

Do we really only use 10 percent of our brains? Learn the story behind this popular myth and the truth about how much of your brain you really use.

The Consequences of False Memories

Consequences of false memories can range from inconsequential and mundane to life-altering or even fatal. Learn more about the impact of false memory.

Dream Interpretation: What Do Dreams Mean?

Do dreams really reveal your hidden fears and desires, or are they just reflections of daily life. Psychologists have offered a few different theories.

How Do False Memories Form?

False memories are surprisingly common, but they can have dire consequences. Learn more about how these false, misleading, and inaccurate memories form.

The 7 Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

Emotionally intelligent people have a number of habits that help them manage their own emotions and understand the emotions of others.

What Is the Situational Theory of Leadership?

What impact does the situation have on leadership? Psychologists have proposed several models that outline how leaders can adapt their style to the situation.

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