Psychology

One in 5 adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts

One in 5 adults secretly access their friends’ Facebook accounts

Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we...
Language learning aids attention, study says

Language learning aids attention, study says

Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests. Tests carried out on students of all ages...
social mobility

Movin’ on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans’ faith in the status quo

Is the American socioeconomic ladder sturdy, offering a good chance for people to move up and down? Or is it rickety, leaving most people...
Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same

Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same

Fast talkers tend to convey less information with each word and syntactic structure than slower-paced speakers, meaning that no matter our pace, we all...
Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research...
Can a broken heart actually “break” your heart?

Can a broken heart actually “break” your heart?

When you picture a broken heart, your mind may conjure up a melancholy poem penned to a lost lover, or, an image of a...
Superhero culture magnifies aggressive, not defending behaviors

Superhero culture magnifies aggressive, not defending behaviors

There’s a lot of good that kids can take away from watching their favorite superheroes — defending and protecting the weak, using their talents...
Watching a lot of TV makes you more susceptible to everyday myths

Watching a lot of TV makes you more susceptible to everyday myths

People who watch a lot of television are more likely to be susceptible to everyday myths -- irrespective of their age, education or gender. This...
Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Children gain more weight when parents see them as ‘overweight’

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they...
What it means when a child loses a pet

What it means when a child loses a pet

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it's not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. But...