What Your Pet Reveals about You

Most of us think our pets say a lot about who we are. Why else would we proudly proclaim our loyalty on T-shirts and in online profile pictures? Yet few scientists have rigorously investigated whether our choice of pet reveals anything about our ...

Sep 3

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Borderline personality traits with lowered empathy

Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research from the University of Georgia indicates that this may have to do with ...

Sep 3

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder

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Women more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not non-marital ...

Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Sep 2

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Possible new weapon against PTSD

Blocking a newly identified memory pathway could prevent the disorder.

Sep 2

Categories: Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

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Kick-boxing course helps Hong Kong drug abusers kick the habit

Hooked on drugs since she was 13, Elaine cured her addiction by kicking and punching to upbeat music. The 25-year-old, who declined to reveal her real name, has finally waved goodbye to drugs after six years in and out of rehabilitation centres. A ...

Sep 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

Last year, President Obama suggested that the U.S. follow Australia's example by adopting a strict ban on semi-automatic and automatic weapons. Australia hasn't had a mass shooting since it enacted the legislation in 1996. Meanwhile, by some counts, ...

Sep 1

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Scientists Can't Confirm Results Of Many Psychology Studies

"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 ...

Aug 31

Categories: Other

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Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?

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 ...

Aug 29

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Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says

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 ...

Aug 29

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Art app helps teens with depression

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.

Aug 27

Categories: Depression

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New Targeted Brain Game Helps Ease Anxiety and Improve Focus

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world.

Aug 27

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Reaping The Rewards Of Failure

A brain-scan study shows failure is a rewarding experience when the brain has a chance to assess its options and mistakes.

Aug 26

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Ashley Madison and the psychology of cheating and apologizing

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 ...

Aug 25

Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & Marriage

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People's "coming out" experiences are related to their psychological ...

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 ...

Aug 25

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Groups of People Spot Lies More Often Than Individuals Do

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 ...

Aug 25

Categories: Other

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