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Yes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that’s OK

Many of us have had the experience of arriving in an unfamiliar city and needing to get to a specific destination – whether it’s...

Your abstract reasoning ability could predict depression over time

In a new study, researchers found that age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depression in subsequent years. The data were from a longitudinal...

Our pain can be a self-fulfilling prophecy

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn't really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you'll...

Why some people overeat when they’re upset

The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a...
Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

Moms may pass on relationship skills, other key characteristics A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners - married or cohabiting...

Pain isn’t just physical—why many are using painkillers for emotional relief

Australians are increasingly using prescription or over-the-counter painkillers to ease emotional, rather than physical, pain. Our cultural understanding of pain is changing, and as a...

Excessive posting of photos on social media is linked to narcissism

A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is associated with a subsequent...

Why you shouldn’t help your coworkers unless they ask

When it comes to offering your expertise, it’s better to keep it to yourself or wait until you’re asked, according to new research. Building upon...

The psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging"...

Disney’s Nutcracker: the latest movie to explore the dark side of fairy tales

Disney’s latest offering, Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes with a warning for anyone who might imagine lighthearted, singing, dancing holiday entertainment. “The legend you...