New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.
Date Posted: December 27, 2016
Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...GO
A team of scientists have figured out the secret to giving the perfect Christmas present - and fortunately, it isn't about spending as much as possible. Choosing a present that reflects your personality, and not what you think the receiver would ...
Categories: Other, Relationships & MarriageGO
Practicing smart restraint may feel tough to us, a generation brought up on a collective consumerist culture. Hopefully, this advice, gleaned from experts in marketing and psychology research, will help us become smarter, happier spenders.
Categories: Happiness, OtherGO
People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. The Greek poet Hesiod, writing around 800 B.C., cautioned not to "put your work off till tomorrow and the day after." The Roman consul Cicero called procrastination ...
Categories: Academic Issues, Other, Workplace IssuesGO
Among academic researchers, the term "celebrity worship" is a term that was first coined by Dr. Lynn McCutcheon and her research colleagues in the early 2000s. While seemingly common especially in young adolescents, research has pointed out that ...
Who is more persuasive: A person who expresses great certainty about his or her views, or a person who is less sure? If you are like most people, your intuition is that certainty makes you more persuasive. And this makes sense. A person who ...
People tend to think of daydreaming and letting the mind wander as a waste of time, but new research suggests daydreaming could be key to success and higher creativity.
Liars are able to tell the most astounding whoppers without feeling bad - the way the brain works is actually helping them! New research found that the neurological responses are repeated liars are blunted, and this reduces the negative emotions one ...
Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, OtherGO
Anecdotal reports of dishonesty escalating over time are common. Thus, a team of researchers from University College London (U.C.L.) and Duke University decided to investigate. The team's findings confirm in a laboratory setting that dishonesty ...
Categories: Antisocial personality, OtherGO
Devastating mistakes by eyewitnesses are not rare, according to a report by the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating those wrongfully convicted of crimes. Since the 1990s, when DNA testing was first introduced, Innocence ...
Many well-regarded leaders appear to find success through psychopathic traits - namely, fearlessness, social influence and immunity to stress. However, research suggests that leaders who also possess psychopathy's negative characteristics - ...
Scientists say the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of learning. Scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) together with colleagues from the University ...
If you're speaking to me, it's not just what you say but how you say it that matters. A new study finds that dogs also pick up on these important, yet separate details. And there's more. Not only does this study add to our knowledge of how dogs ...
The power of non-sexual touching by women lies in the fact that both men and women respond positively to warmth and friendliness from women, but not necessarily from men. Touch can affect people’s tendency to comply with requests (a phenomenon ...
Categories: Emotional Intelligence, OtherGO
Ratings of our own abilities are strongly influenced by the performance of others, according to a study published July 20 in Neuron. Interacting with high performers makes us feel more capable in cooperative team settings, but less competent in ...