Psychology

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...
Why breakups are so hard and how to cope with them

Why breakups are so hard and how to cope with them

Despite populist writings that love lasts forever, the divorce statistics across various countries tell us that anywhere between one in 25 to two in...
Uncertain in a date could disappoint your romantic partner

Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Uncertainty about potential partners’ romantic interest decreased their sexual appeal. According to a new study, those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner...
Your personality may protect you from losing your job to a robot

Your personality may protect you from losing job to a robot

Worried robots will take your job? Researchers say people who are more intelligent and who showed an interest in the arts and sciences during high...
Texting disrupts your “sixth sense” during driving

Texting disrupts your “sixth sense” during driving

Distracted driving – texting or absent-mindedness – claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers now have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to...