Psychology

Digital addiction- how technology keeps us hooked

Digital addiction: how technology keeps us hooked

The World Health Organization is to include “gaming disorder”, the inability to stop gaming, into the International Classification of Diseases. By doing so, the WHO...
Is this what God looks like

Is this what God looks like?

A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a new technique to construct what a large sample...
How to deal with emotional memories

How to deal with emotional memories

When negative memories intrude, focusing on the contextual details of the incident rather than the emotional fallout could help minimize cognitive disruption and redirect...
To get motivated, reward yourself now rather than later

To get motivated, reward yourself now rather than later

Immediate rewards may boost motivation more than waiting to reward yourself until the end of a task, according to new research. In a new study,...
Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according...
Virtual reality helps people remember information better

Virtual reality helps people remember information better

While the use of virtual reality (VR) for gaming and entertainment continues to grow, the technology also shows promise for changing the landscape of...
Can your religion influence your sleep quality?

Can your religion influence your sleep quality?

Can a person's religious practices impact their sleep quality? That's the focus of a new study in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The...
When life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons, you take more risks

Anyone needing a little excitement in their lives could do worse than suck a lemon, surprising new research at the University of Sussex suggests. Scientists...
Why hunger can lead to anger

Why hunger can lead to anger

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on “hangry”? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and...
Waste time looking for your keys Try this attention trick

Waste time looking for your keys? Try this attention trick

New research shows that recent interactions with their environment can guide where people look. For example, do you waste time in the morning looking for...