Tag: Psychology

'Fear Of Missing Out' And Abundance Of Information Narrow Global Attention Span, Researchers Say

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

Parental Behavior Important To Helping Kids With Anxiety Cope

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

Smiling Can Actually Make People Happier, Study Finds

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

Child Psychiatrist Classified Children According To Personality As Either 'Orchids' Or 'Dandelions'

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

Genetically Modified Food Survey Shows Opponents Know Less About The Science Than They Think

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

New Research Challenges Myers-Briggs Personality Types With 4 New Personality Groupings

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

These Are The 6 Types Of Disgust, And Why They’re Good For You

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

More Time On Social Media Does Not Harm Mental Health: Study

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

Psychologists Come Up With Clever Way To Get People To Eat More Vegetables

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

Dogs Judge You Based On How You Treat People: Study

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

Taking Instagram Photos Makes You Enjoy The Moment More, Study Says

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

Nurturing Your Child During Preschool Years Is Linked To Better Learning, Memory Response

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 Study Feeling Of Intense Awe Astronauts Experience When Viewing Planet Earth From Space

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

Curiosity May Lead To Potentially Unpleasant Experiences

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

Guilt Over Playing Violent Video Games Goes Away The Longer You Play

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

People With Fewer Friends Tend To Be Intelligent: Study

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

Psychological Research May Not Have Replication Crisis At All

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

The Science Of Morgan Freeman's Voice: Why We'll Follow Him Anywhere

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

People Feel Less Responsible For Their Actions When They're Following Orders: Study

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 Spy On Each Other And Can Imagine When Other Birds Snoop On Them

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

Effects Of Loneliness Comparable To Consequences Of Smoking, Obesity

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

Helmets May Increase Risk-Taking Behavior

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

In Syfy's '400 Days' Movie Astronauts Train In A Space Simulation - Or Is It?

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

Research Shows This Is The Only Trait You’ll Ever Need To Win At Life

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

Ask, Don’t Tell: How To Influence Behavior And Achieve Goals

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

Some Kids On ADHD Meds Are At Risk Of Psychotic Side Effects, Researchers Warn

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

Top New Year's Resolutions We Can All Relate To And Should All Do

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

Studies Reveal Effective Ways To Keep Up With New Year's Resolutions

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

Five Studies Reveal How Money Can Buy You Happiness

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

PTSD In Veterans Can Emerge Years Later If Left Untreated, Study Finds

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

These Dogs Have A Good Sense Of Humor, According To Research

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

A Brain On LSD Looks Like A Psychotic Brain, Says New Study

The drug works by reorganizing the brain, creating a sort of benign, even helpful, psychosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2015

People Receptive To False Inspirational Quotes Have Lower Intelligence: Study

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

What Shape Is This? Your Answer Says A Lot About Your Personality

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

Mathematical Model Quantifies How Funny A Word Is

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

Blind Woman With Dissociative Identity Disorder Started To See When One Of Her Personalities Changed

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

What Makes Us Happy? Scientists Use MRI To Find Where Happiness Happens In Our Brain

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

Culture Plays Role On How Children Perceive Fairness

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

Moms Who Give Birth At Age 30 Likely To Have Daughters With Depressive Symptoms

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

Your Tweets Reveal A Lot About You, Study Finds

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

Scientists Identify Brain Circuits Involved in Cravings

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

New Book Reveals Why We Always Line Up In The Slower Queue

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

Study Confirms Scare Tactics Work And Are More Effective On Women

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

Compulsive Texting Behaviors In Teens Similar To Those Of Gamblers

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

Black or With Sugar? How You Drink Your Coffee May Reveal If You're a Psychopath

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

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