Psychology

November 22nd, 2017 Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease, but new research from the universities of Oxford and Coventry...

November 15th, 2017 A Swedish study has shown that poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age. For the study, researchers followed 26,315 Swedish girls and boys up...

November 1st, 2017 ‘Bonespiration’ — the celebration of skeletal images of bodies featuring protruding bones and pencil-thin limbs — is being promoted on social media, University of Exeter research shows. The study shows how Twitter and Instagram accounts are...

October 25th, 2017 Observers perceive women with increased facial contrast - how much the eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out in the face in terms of how light or dark they are or how colourful they are - as younger, regardless of the ethnic background of the women or...

August 16th, 2017 13Money spent on buying free time rather than material goods is linked with greater life satisfaction,  but relatively few people, even among the wealthy, make that choice, found a Harvard and University of British Columbia study. New research...

August 16th, 2017 Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations – less than one year – between discipline and...
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