Psychology

Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds

Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds

Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald...
Career military women who served in Vietnam are happier and in better health

Career military women who served in Vietnam are happier and in better health

A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health reports on the health of American women who were deployed to Vietnam...
Tis better to give -- to your spouse

Tis better to give — to your spouse

We've all heard that it's better to give than to receive. Now there's empirical evidence to show that being compassionate to a spouse is...
To Please Your Friends, Tell Them What They Already Know

To please your friends, tell them what they already know

We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't--from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings--but new research suggests that these stories don't...
Survey says… Chocolate is what Americans want for Valentine's Day

Survey says… Chocolate is what Americans want for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate and candy are what Americans want most for Valentine's Day according to a national survey by the National Confectioners Association. "Candy plays an important...
Married people have lower levels of stress hormone

Married people have lower levels of stress hormone

Studies have suggested that married people are healthier than those who are single, divorced or widowed. A new Carnegie Mellon University study provides the first...
Can you really experience a broken heart?

Can you really experience a broken heart?

With Valentine’s Day celebrations of love about to begin for many couples and families, UConn Today sat down with Dr. Sara Tabtabai, a cardiologist...
7 ways to support a friend with a new cancer diagnosis

7 ways to support a friend with a new cancer diagnosis

Most of us have heard the Beatles lyric “I get by with a little help from my friends.” When you have a friend diagnosed with...
Try this trick to hear people better at parties

Try this trick to hear people better at parties

People in noisy situations should face slightly away from the person they’re listening to and turn one ear towards the speech. A new study concludes that...
We like taking selfies but not looking at them

We like taking selfies but not looking at them

Selfies are enormously popular on social media. Google statistics have estimated that about 93 million selfies were taken per day in 2014, counting only...