Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?

Does social media use strengthen relationships, or does it displace offline interactions? New research identifies compares two contradicting hypotheses on the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use.

Oct 11

Categories: Friendships, Other, Social Isolation


How Feeling Full Can Make You Want to Eat More

Diets often only work for a limited period of time, and once the diet is over, most people relapse into overeating. A new study says this craving of food even when you are full could be explained by behavioral conditioning.

Oct 10

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other


How Transitioning Leads to Better Mental Health - and Job Satisfaction

Research has shown that transitioning improves trans people's mental health. Whether the physical change involves medical treatment or not, the effects have been found to be overwhelmingly positive.

Oct 7

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


Medicine’s Gender Revolution: How Women Stopped Being Treated As ...

For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’. However, men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons.

Oct 4

Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Women's Issues


What Happens to Your Body When You're Stressed

We all feel stressed from time to time - it's all part of the emotional ups and downs of life. Evolutionary, the stress response has many advantages, however prolonged feelings of stress will wear and tear on the body. But what exactly goes on in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...


How Sleep Helps Us to Remember and Forget at the Same Time

Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows.

Sep 29

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Other


Optimize Learning With Psychological Science – Study Strategies for ...

Cognitive psychology research translated into a bite-size summary of useful study strategies that students and teachers can put into practice right away.

Sep 27

Categories: Academic Issues, Learning Difficulties


The Motivation Switch in Your Brain

The part of your brain that is crucial in perceiving the intentions of others can be directly linked to the ability to clarify your own intensions and self-motivate – the dual role of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex!

Sep 26

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


12 Jobs That Make People Most Satisfied

…and the 12 linked to the least satisfaction with life. A large US survey found that clergy are the happiest and most satisfied workers in America, while roofers seem to be the least satisfied with their work.

Sep 26

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues


Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage Changed Perception of Norms, ...

How does a person’s view change when the government takes sides on an issue? Obergefell v. Hodges’ research on the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on gay marriage shows that, while their personal attitudes did not change, Americans’ ...

Sep 23

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


Nine Tips to Find the Right Counsellor for You

You have decided it is time to go into psychotherapy - but how do you select a fitting counselor for you? Beginning this process may be overwhelming and confusing, but if you take these nine steps as a guideline, you will be able to find the 'right' ...

Sep 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...


The Bilingual Brain Calculates Differently Depending on The Language ...

We are constantly being influenced by the language we use – even when solving tasks that seem to have nothing to do with language, like arithmetic or other math related tasks. With the help of brain activity measurements, a research team in ...

Sep 19


For Worriers, Expressive Writing Cools Brain on Stressful Tasks

According to a study by Hans Schroder from MSU measuring participants’ brain activity, simply writing about their feelings prior to a stressful task helped chronic worriers perform better on the task.

Sep 18

Categories: Stress Management


Take 2 Hikes and Call Me in the Morning

Research suggests that exposure to nature may promote physical as well as mental well-being, and a growing number of doctors has decided to take advantage of this by prescribing visits to parks for their patients.

Sep 18

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Children as young as four believe in karma – good things happen to ...

From early childhood on, children already believe that events in their lives are not purely coincidental, but that they happen for an intended reason, such as rewarding people for their good behavior. This bias of believing in karmic justice is not ...

Sep 15

Categories: Child Development