Critical thinking, cracking the anxiety code and the connection between psychedelic drugs and healing... these are our top ten psychology features of the year.
Even before birth, babies are busily data-gathering, says parenting coach Nathan Wallis. He talks about how parents can support young children through the four stages of brain development.
Psychedelics can allow people to make meaningful connections and heal active trauma in the body in a way pharmaceuticals cannot, says psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher Dr Julie Holland.
People who show persistent anti-social behaviour from adolescence onwards are probably genetically predisposed to it, researchers have found.
A bit of analysis and thought can go a long way in helping us figure out what's real and what's fake, says Irish physicist David Robert Grimes.
'Face, accept, float, let time pass' – that's the six-word prescription for anxiety devised by the late Australian doctor and self-help pioneer Claire Weekes.
Hearts physically change shape in response to grief, fear and other intense emotion, says cardiologist Dr Sandeep Jauhar.
We haven't properly learned the lessons of past pandemics, says Australian academic Steven Taylor.
Often the best things to do for our health aren't what we choose to do, says behavioural economist David Asch.
Imposter syndrome has two aspects - an inability to internalise our achievements and the persistent fear of being found out, says life coach Jess Stuart.
There are a number of psychological and behavioural reasons people ignore public health warnings, says behavioural economist Syon Bhanot.