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Why Do We Dream?


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

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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.

What Is a False Memory?

False memories are distorted or even fabricated recollections of events. Learn more about how your brain makes up memories and the impact they have.

What Is Compassion?

Compassion helps us feel empathy for others and strive to help those who are suffering. Learn more about how compassion influences behavior.

Can People Learn to be More Compassionate?

Can compassion be taught? According to one study, meditation can help cultivate compassion and help people learn to help others. Learn more...

What Is Meditation?

Research has shown that meditation has a range of psychological benefits. Learn more about what meditation is, how it works, and the effects it has on your mind and body.

Eleanor Maccoby Biography

Eleanor Maccoby is an eminent psychologist best-known for her research in developmental psychology and sex differences. Learn more about her life and work.

Sleep After Learning Can Enhance Your Memory

If you are learning something new, try getting a good night's sleep. One study reveals the pivotal role that sleep plays in the learning and memory formation process.

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