Psychology

February 7th, 2018 People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F Kennedy's assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research published by the...

January 24th, 2018 The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis. "These studies...

January 17th, 2018 The scent of a romantic partner can help lower stress levels, research from the University of British Columbia has found. The study found women feel calmer after being exposed to their male partner's scent. Conversely, being exposed to a stranger's...

January 10th, 2018 ‘Selfitis’ – the obsessive taking of selfies on mobile phones – appears to be a real psychological condition according to a UK-India study. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and the Thiagarajar School of Management in India began...

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...
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