"It's true because it's been published!" Finding yourself believing published journals just because it has been tested? How can it be not a fact when it is backed up by evidence from a scientific journal? But a new study found that scientists who re-performed previous researches were not able to ...
Date Posted: August 31, 2015
In a Trends in Cognitive Sciences Opinion paper published August 27, psychologists present a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity go hand-in-hand. The authors argue that the part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought ...
The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ...
A new survey has found one in seven young people suffer from mental health issues but helping them access art and music may be a powerful treatment.
Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world.
A brain-scan study shows failure is a rewarding experience when the brain has a chance to assess its options and mistakes.
You entered your significant other's email into one of those searchable databases of the hacked Ashley Madison accounts -- just, you know, to check. And there it was. Or maybe it's your email address that was found among the 37 million others ...
Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & MarriageGO
Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance. This cost stacks upon others: complications in ...
Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) IssuesGO
A shifty gaze, fidgety stance or sweaty palms signal a liar in classic film noirs. In real life, however, it is surprisingly difficult to recognize when someone is telling a tall tale. Even among trained professionals, the lie-detection accuracy ...
Michie, a meditation coach and best-selling author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, Buddhism ...
A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. Read ...
Finding yourself unable to make your female partner happy? Then you question yourself whether whether it's because you have done something wrong. Or was it because something happened at work. Or was she just having a bad day. Or maybe she's just ...
Neuroscientists are learning to predict emotions with increasing accuracy. Brain scans can read human emotions with 90% accuracy, a new study finds. Researchers have been able to predict the intensity of negative emotions to evocative images. They ...
What if, I wonder, playfulness were in fact a survival skill, one more basic to the endurance of the species than even sharper eyes or teeth or claws, stronger muscles, or larger brains? It seems to me that of all the habits of mind and heart that ...
Psychologists have been fascinicated with the infamous Ted Bundy and how chameleonic he is. This gave rise to what they call a Bundy effect- “Sometimes I come away from an interview with Ted thinking I’ve got great stuff. But then the more you ...
Would you like to remove unwanted thoughts or some memory of shame or regret that just irritates you like a parasite? Maybe you just want to take your mind off something and it just seems to come back in the most unexpected moments. There is a ...