Psychology

Doing this can help you have a longer, healthier life

In a new study, researchers found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response linked to that disagreement is strongly...

Writing by hand may help improve memory

In a new study, researchers found that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Contrary...

A stress-free life may harm your cognitive functions

Stress is a universal human experience that almost everyone deals with from time to time. But in a new study, scientists found that not only...

What happens in your brain when you ‘lose yourself’ in fiction

Could you see yourself as a Viking warrior that you read about in a book? If you count yourself among those who lose themselves in...

This fruit may boost cognitive function in overweight people

In a new study, researchers found that a diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults who are overweight...

People are fleeing California? Not exactly, says new Berkeley study

Recent reports have suggested that Californians are fleeing the state in droves. But a new study from the UC Berkeley California Policy Lab finds...

Three ways behavioural psychology might help you lose weight

There’s no shortage of weight loss programmes out there to choose from, each of which claim to have the key to shedding pounds. One of...

Even short sitting time may harm cognitive function in these people

In a new study, researchers found that overweight people who spent more sedentary time in bouts lasting 20 minutes or more were less able...

Effective anxiety therapy can strongly change personality

In a new study, researchers found that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from two types of therapy. They also found the same patients showed...

What might sheep and driverless cars have in common?

Psychologists have long found that people behave differently than when they learn of peers' actions. A new study found that when individuals in an experiment...