The Disappearance Sneak Peek: Rectify’s Aden Young Stars in New Psychological Thriller at WGN America

RELATED STORIES Even before The Disappearance‘s little Anthony goes missing, life for the Sullivan family isn’t exactly a peaceful affair — as evidenced by this exclusive sneak peek at WGN America’s tense new thriller. The six-part limited series follows what happens after Anthony Sullivan disappears during a treasure hunt that takes place on his 10th […]

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work

Enlarge / The Amazon Mechanical Turk, or, website is displayed on a computer screen for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that can’t quite be automated with […]

Rouhani blasts Trump’s ‘psychological warfare’ as Iran braces for US sanctions

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has slammed US President Donald Trump’s offer for direct talks as a disingenuous PR stunt for domestic consumption while the “untrustworthy” Washington only increases its sanctions against Tehran. In his first public statement since Trump signed an executive order reinstating sanctions against Tehran, Rouhani said that he will not negotiate with […]

Erdogan warns US will lose a ‘strong & sincere ally’, accuses Trump of waging “psychological war”

Turkey’s president has warned the US that it will lose a valuable ally unless it changes its approach to the case of an American held in Turkey on espionage charges. Washington is threatening Ankara with sanctions over the issue. Talking to Turkish media about US threats of sanctions if Ankara doesn’t release Pastor Andrew Brunson, […]

Scientists have pinpointed 11 simple psychological differences that can make you liberal or conservative

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Politically, Americans are more divided than ever. When it comes to issues of race, immigration, national security, and environmental protection, they disagree about how the government should handle things like never before. Relative to polls in the 1990s, Republicans are now much more likely to say poor people have it easy, while Democrats are […]

Uniforms in the Winter Olympics are using weird psychological tactics — including the color blue — to give athletes an edge

Shutterstock Olympians use lots of high-tech gear to boost their speed, since a single millisecond can mean the difference between a gold and silver medal. But they also turn to psychological tools. At the Pyeongchang Games, some Olympic teams are abandoning traditional colors in favor of those that are considered “faster.” Others are sporting patterned […]

A psychological ailment called ‘hikikomori’ is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it’s more of a threat than ever

pjanvandaele/Flickr Hikikomori is a psychological condition which makes people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end. There are at least half a million of them in Japan. It was once thought of as a young person’s condition, but sufferers are getting older and staying locked away for longer. […]

11 psychological tricks to save more and spend less during Black Friday

Jemal Countess/Getty Between decorations, holiday feasts, gifts for your family and friends, and Secret Santa exchanges at the office, it’s easy to blow through your paycheck during the holiday season. It doesn’t help that most supermarkets and department stores trick you into spending more. But you can play that game, too.  To help keep more cash in […]

A psychological evaluation of the Las Vegas gunman’s criminal father could offer clues about the shooter’s psyche

Courtesy FBI/Handout via REUTERS News clues into the life of the father of the man accused of killing 58 people during a concert in Las Vegas could help answer questions about why Stephen Paddock committed what is considered the biggest mass shooting in modern American history. A psychiatric evaluation from 1960 exposes the bizarre behavior […]

This Strange Realm Of Mine Is A Feelgood Psychological Horror Game

The afterlife is an ever-changing, surreal place in This Strange Realm of Mine. One minute, you’re shooting monsters creeping up on you in dungeon caverns. The next, you’re in brilliant fields of shimmering white snow, contemplating your memories. Touted as a feelgood horror experience, it looks to offer a different kind of fear. Players act […]