Night Owls Can 'Retrain' Their Body Clocks to Improve Mental ...

A three-week experiment has found that making small, simple adjustments to one’s lifestyle can help enhance emotional and cognitive functioning. As the methods used help to regulate sleeping cycles, this could be beneficial for night owls whose ...

Jun 13

Categories: Sleep Disorders


In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a 'type'

Researchers show that people do have a 'type' when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type - for example, after a bad relationship, some will still gravitate to similar type of partners. However, research by ...

Jun 12

Categories: Attachment Issues, Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & ...


First Study to Investigate How Attachment Style Changes Through ...

Attachment Theory, proposed in the 1950s by British psychoanalyst John Bowlby, argues for the importance of our earliest relationships with our caregivers. This theory predicts that these formative bonds will shape the nature of our connections with ...

Jun 12

Categories: Attachment Issues


Seeing Disfigured Faces Prompts Negative Brain and Behavior Responses

Impressions about a person based on their physical appearances are formed almost instantaneously. Often, attractive people are judged to be more trustworthy and capable. What about people with facial abnormalities? Using brain imaging technology, a ...

Jun 11

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination


First Systematic Study of the Advice People Would Give to Their ...

What advice would we give to our younger selves? Even with the popularity of this thought experiment, no one has, until now, systematically studied what people would tell themselves.

Jun 10

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Health Psychology, Life ...


Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful to Boys' Social Development

The impact of gaming on children has plagued concerned parents for years, but recent studies have found that gaming is in fact not as detrimental to the social competence of children as most might belief. Norwegian researchers have analyzed the ...

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Social Isolation


The Dissatisfaction of Being Sexually Rejected by a Partner Lasts ...

Sexual advances have been found to affect satisfaction in the bedroom lives of couples and their relationships. Regardless of who initiates the advance and who receives it, an individual is likely to feel greater satisfaction when sexual advances ...

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


People Who Self-harm May Be Compensating for Their Difficulty ...

While acts of self-harm are commonly interpreted as a method for individuals to manage overpowering emotions, studies have found that they could also represent one's inability to evaluate their own bodily sensations and emotions accurately. ...

Jun 6

Categories: Depression, Self-Harm


What Do Today's Students Get Right And Wrong In How They Take Lecture ...

The importance of effective note-taking to memory for and learning of course content, and examining student note-taking behavior as technologies changes.

May 7

Categories: Academic Issues


Here's A Simple Trick For Anyone Who Finds Eye Contact Too Intense

A new finding had shown that looking at the general direction of the speaker's face without looking into the speaker's eye have the same effect as making eye contact with the speaker.

Mar 22

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia


New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD.

Mar 18

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


MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

A new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found.

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Growing up in a green area may help support mental health

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that people who have grown up in close contact with nature are much less likely to develop mental health problems in adulthood than peers who had less access to green space as children.

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Depression


Early Life Stress Alters Helping Behaviour of Meerkat Offspring

Parents usually make sacrifices to allow their children to have better lives than they did, however this is different from Kalahri meerkat mothers, according to a new study.

Feb 28

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Can Social Media Really Cause Depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case.

Feb 27

Categories: Depression