One of the most robust findings in social psychology is the beauty-is-good stereotype: physically attractive people are perceived and treated more positively than physically unattractive people. But here’s the thing: I have definitely met attractive people who went from hot to not the second they ...
Date Posted: October 15, 2014GO
A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.
The number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. This is troubling because having good connections with others provides a whole host of health and wellness benefits.
Recent findings highlight a staggering rate of suicidal thoughts among adults with Asperger’s syndrome.
A Swedish study, initiated in the 1970s, emphasized share responsibility among couples for home, family, and work. A recent follow-up shows that the couples’ strive for equality was beneficial not only for the family life but also for the ...
The value given to a work of art may depend more on the gender of the appraiser than the beauty of the work, according to a new study.
Researchers in Sweden have found that after a stroke, support cells, known as astrocytes, start to form new nerve cells in the brain. Strokes are caused by blood vessels in the brain getting blocked by a clot — this causes nerve cells to die. The ...
A new study warns parents that childhood eating problems could predict underlying psychological issues. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that common psychological and physical factors linked to the developmental period, are involved ...
Hey kids, here's a good reason to work up a sweat: when young people exercise for an hour each day it also helps boost their brain power. That's according to a study of more than 200 kids in the journal Pediatrics.
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
For children, the lure of cookies and fast food is distinctly more powerful than for adolescents and adults, although children's cognitive wiring is well suited to train such cravings, according to researchers hailing principally from Columbia ...
Categories: Child Development, Eating DisordersGO
This magic word helps combat discouragement and turns potentially disastrous days into productive ones. It’s good for your health, your self-esteem, and can make you a more productive, better person.
University of Missouri researchers discovered binge drinking or over-consumption of alcohol is especially dangerous among those who already drink a lot. It can lead to changes in liver proteins that may result in cirrhosis and cancer.
Although childhood emotional abuse is rarely addressed by clinicians, new research suggests psychological abuse among children may lead to more problems than sexual or physical abuse.
New research suggests that enjoying an experience with another person results in more intense feelings about the encounter. In fact, psychological researchers discovered undergoing an experience with another person — even if we do it in silence, ...
Three years ago psychologists reported that we assume people who like sweet food are also sweet natured. More surprisingly perhaps, researchers found that the sweet-toothed really do have more agreeable personalities and are more inclined to behave ...