Psychology

Optimistic people can sleep better

Optimists live longer than pessimists and have a lower risk of chronic disease—this has been scientifically validated on multiple occasions. In a new study, researchers...

Fans of this type of movie may deal with COVID-19 pandemic better

In a new study, researchers found that people who like watching end-of-the-world movies may be more resilient when dealing with real-life ongoing pandemic. The research...

This simple strategy can ensure a good memory, new study shows

How does our memory work, and how can we optimize its mechanisms on a daily basis? These questions are at the heart of many...

How over-controlling parents could ruin their kids’ adult life

What happens to teenagers whose parents are overbearing? In a new study, researchers found that teens whose parents are overcontrolling struggle with relationships, educational goals...

Happiness may protect you from gut problems

In a new study, researchers found that serotonin, a chemical known for its role in producing feelings of well-being and happiness in the brain,...

Dementia: negative thinking linked with more rapid cognitive decline

Dementia affects an estimated 54 million people worldwide. There no cure, but reports indicate that approximately a third of dementia cases may be preventable, which...

Toilet paper stockpiling linked to these personality traits

In a new study, researchers found that people who feel more threatened by COVID-19 and rank highly on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were...

Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

In a new study, researchers examined the effects playing hard to get, a mating strategy that is likely to instill a certain degree of...

These personality traits may affect your risk of ‘pre-dementia’

In a new study, researchers found that some common personality traits may affect people’s risk of developing pre-dementia conditions. The research was conducted by a...

What we can’t see can help us find things

Anyone who's ever tried to find something in a hurry knows how helpful it is to think about the lost item's color, size and...

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