Research showed that the acceleration of popular content is driven by the increasing production and consumption of content. This information overload resulted in decreasing global attention span on individual topics.
Feature | Health April 22, 2019
A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children's anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019
Can the simple act of smiling really make a person feel happy? The debate has been going on for decades, but researchers now find that it actually can.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2019
A child development expert grouped children in either dandelion or orchid based on how they respond to stressors. He revealed that dandelions are unfazed by their surroundings but orchids are a little more sensitive to their environment.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2019
The more strongly respondents are opposed to GM foods, the more knowledgeable they think they are on the topic, and the lower they score on science tests. The psychology of extremism and the Dunning-Kruger effect could explain the trend.
Public Health January 14, 2019
A group of researchers identified four distinct personality types from over 1.5 million volunteers who took online quizzes in a major new study. The four personality types include average, reserved, role-model, and self-centered.
Public Health September 20, 2018
Feeling disgusted? That's good because it means the body might be working to protect itself from potential diseases. A new study looks into six most common types of disgust triggers and why it’s crucial that bodies respond to them.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018
Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017
In an experiment conducted at a university cafeteria, psychologists found a way to nudge people to eat more healthy food. The clever trick involves giving vegetables fancy names.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017
A new study showed that canines and monkeys probably know when someone is being nice or rude. This lends further insight on the evolution of dog-human relationship as well as the furry friends' potential sense of morality.
Animals February 13, 2017
A new study has found that people who took pictures of the moments they were in were happier and enjoyed the moments more than those who did not.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016
It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016
Psychologists are studying the feelings of awe and wonder that astronauts experience when viewing planet Earth from space. They particularly hope to induce that elating feeling to non-astronauts too.
Space April 23, 2016
Human curiosity is a quality that allows us to face the unknown and make exciting discoveries. However, it may also lead us to unpleasant experiences, a new study has revealed.
Society April 12, 2016
Although video gamers often feel guilty when playing more violent titles, particularly those with moral choices, that feeling goes away after a person plays such a game for a longer time.
Geek April 11, 2016
A new study revealed that people with high IQ tended to spend less time with close friends and had difficulties in engaging in social interaction. Evolutionary psychologists link it to our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Society March 22, 2016
Psychologists commented on a study that concluded that replication rates of psychological researches are very low. They presented key points to show that there may be no replication crisis in the field at all.
March 6, 2016
Psychologists try to explain the appeal of Morgan Freeman's voice. Find out what they have to say about the voice of God, which is most currently tasked with giving directions on the road.
Society February 24, 2016
In a modified and milder version of the notorious Milgram experiments in the 1960s, researchers from the UK found that orders distance people from their actions. They felt less responsibility when told to do something than when deciding themselves.
Life February 19, 2016
Ravens are symbols for trickery and wisdom for a reason. A new study revealed that these birds actually spy on each other and can sense when other birds are snooping on them.
Earth/Environment February 3, 2016
The effects of loneliness are as costly and devastating as the consequences of smoking and obesity, experts said. Addressing the issue of loneliness is as important as treating physical conditions.
Life February 1, 2016
Psychologists at the University of Bath call into question the wisdom of helmet laws in a new study on risky behavior.
Life January 25, 2016
The SyFy original '400 Days' takes four aspiring astronauts on a simulated trip and pushes their psychological limits. Find out what the film is about and where you can watch it.
Geek January 16, 2016
Studies show that you really just need one trait to #WinAtLife, and this trait is conscientiousness. Being conscientious or careful can help spell the difference between your successes and your failures.
Society January 12, 2016
It’s the new year and it’s time for resolutions! To achieve your goals for 2016, you should phrase them as questions, according to researchers, for better results.
Life January 2, 2016
Children may see psychotic side effects from their ADHD medications if their parents have a history of mental issues. The finding does not mean such drugs should not be used, but vigilance is important, researchers say.
Life January 1, 2016
2015 gallops away from us and many are left wondering what the next year will bring. We compiled a list of New Year's resolutions to try out in 2016, and it was tailored for the most tech savvy of you.
Society December 31, 2015
Sticking to New Year's resolutions can be challenging but studies have revealed secrets on how to keep up with goals. Here's what experts say about successfully achieving resolutions for the coming year.
Life December 30, 2015
Money can't buy you love, but it can surely buy you happiness. Here are five reasons as to how and why the power of purchasing can give you and the people around you a reason to smile.
Society December 25, 2015
Post-traumatic stress disorder experienced after return from deployment can recede, but then come back even five years later. Findings suggest that the screening of returning veterans should continue for longer.
Life December 21, 2015
At times, it may seem as if your pet dog is smiling or laughing. Psychology Professor Stanley Coren says dogs may actually have a sense of humor.
Society December 18, 2015
The drug works by reorganizing the brain, creating a sort of benign, even helpful, psychosis.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2015
Examine the following statement carefully: “Choice is the growth of nature, and of us.” At first glance, it may seem profound, but experts in Canada revealed that such statements are actually just pseudo-profound baloney.
Life December 9, 2015
Researchers found flexibility in shape interpretations can reveal personality traits and political inclinations. People were shown slightly disfigured shapes and their interpretations revealed if they are conservatives or liberals.
Life December 9, 2015
Math problems can make you cry but math can also measure just how funny a word is. Researchers found humor is linked to improbability.
Society December 6, 2015
After almost two decades of being blind because of a tragic accident, a German woman suddenly regained her eyesight—however, she could only see whenever one of her personalities manifested. Doctors in Munich said her condition was not physical, but psychological.
Life November 25, 2015
The reasons behind happiness have been long a subject of interest among psychologists. But a research team from Kyoto University sheds light on how people become happy from a neurological standpoint.
Life November 22, 2015
The culture in which a child was raised has a significant influence on their perception of fairness, a new study revealed. Researchers tested the hundreds of kids’ idea of fairness through a simple game.
Society November 21, 2015
New research found that mothers who gave birth later in life may be putting their daughters at risk for developing depressive symptoms. Researchers theorize this may be due to either a large generation gap or health problems during pregnancy.
Life November 20, 2015
A new study investigated over 20 million tweets to dig into the psychological experiences of people over a two-week period. One insight into tweets and human psychology: people felt more negativity in the work week and more positivity on weekends.
Life November 16, 2015
Researchers from Dartmouth College unraveled the neural circuitry that is involved in suppressing and initiating cravings. The study will provide insight in fighting against addiction.
Life November 13, 2015
In a new book to be published in December, David Andrews argues that people appear to often choose slower lines because they only notice how fast the other queues are when theirs is moving slowly. The book also ventures into the history and psychology of queuing in the modern world.
Society November 9, 2015
A new study revealed that scare tactics are effective and they work more on women. Psychologists say that most of these tactics never backfire and can sometimes change a person’s behavior toward an object or an idea.
Society October 24, 2015
A new study revealed that compulsive texting behaviors in teenagers are similar to those of gamblers. Researchers also looked into the effects of texting to teenage boys and girls.
Life October 15, 2015
Preferring black coffee over coffee with milk and sugar may possibly reveal a person’s psychopathic tendencies, a new study says. Researchers studied the association of a person’s sense of taste to his/her personality.
Life October 13, 2015