Human behaviour

Human behaviour refers to the way humans act and interact. It is based on and influenced by several factors, such as genetic make-up, culture and individual values and attitudes.

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News and Comment

  • Comments & Opinion |

    Why people at any point in history may have considered a particular combination of food and drink as pairing especially well is likely due to reasons of food culture (including social and economic factors), more than the underlying food chemistry.

    • Charles Spence
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Two publications have called for the redefinition of statistical significance as 0.005, or justification of the alpha. We argue that these papers expose a vicious cycle: scientists do not adopt recommendations because they are not standard, and they are not standard because few scientists adopt them. We call on journals and preregistration platforms to mandate alpha-level statements.

    • Michał Białek
    • , Michal Misiak
    •  & Martyna Dziekan
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Wordle, Minecraft and Scrabble are played online by millions. Gamifying experiments can make behavioural research more inclusive, rigorous and reproducible — if it’s done right.

    • Bria Long
    • , Jan Simson
    •  & Samuel A. Mehr
    Nature 613, 433-436