A recent study suggests that who we are might be more integrated with where we are than previously thought. A paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, reveals that a good built environment might promote well-being and effect our decisions.
Date Posted: May 10, 2016GO
Research finds that listening to music while working can lift your mood and give you a relaxed focus, but it decreases your performance on cognitively demanding tasks.
If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t resist buying the latest iPhone as soon as it’s released, it may be because your brain is wired to make you crave new technology
The brains of people with ADHD appear, among other things, to have lower levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, so an experience needs to be more stimulating for it to draw and hold their attention. This makes for tough school ...
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A new study of gay Latino and gay white men suggests different ethnic groups experience "coming out" differently. The research, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Self and Identity, examines verbal disclosure of one's gay identity to others as ...
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A new study in the Journal of Health Psychology is the first to provide a scholarly definition of binge TV watching and to investigate some of the factors that explain how much people indulge in it. According to Emily Walton-Pattison at Newcastle ...
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the best treatment for people suffering from chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). As many as 1 in 10 people experience chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is defined ...
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Getting family member’s names mixed up is not necessarily a sign of ageing. In fact having your parents call you by a sibling’s name — or even the family pet — is perfectly normal. ‘Misnaming’ is a very common memory slip which follows ...
Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol - but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.
Contrary to previous theories that heavy metal music is linked to aggression and delinquency, a recent study found that extreme music genres may actually calm angry listeners.
We usually think of laughter as a sound of joy and mirth, but in certain contexts, such as when it accompanies an insult, it takes on a negative meaning, signaling contempt and derision, especially in a group situation. Most of us probably know from ...
A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, ...
New research finds that thirty minutes of moderate exercise helped people regulate their emotions when they subsequently watched a sad film. The study could help to explain why more exercise is generally linked to better moods and lower levels of ...
A new study published this week in the journal Health & Place has for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean.
Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.
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There has been a lot of talk about selfies in the media. But psychologists know surprisingly little about the effects of selfies or about the people who post them. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of Personality and Individual Differences ...