Psychology

Pain and negative emotions: the vicious cycle

In a recent study, Penn State researchers find emotions such as anger or sadness often are result of stress or pain, and that they...

Genes are key to academic success, says new study

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will...

The science of superstition and why people believe in the unbelievable

The number 13, black cats, breaking mirrors, or walking under ladders, may all be things you actively avoid – if you’re anything like the...

5 types of food to increase your psychological well-being

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart...

Smiling doesn’t necessarily mean you’re happy

Smiling does not necessarily indicate that we are happy, according to new research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). It is widely believed that...

Lonely people stand farther from loved ones, study finds

A new study finds people who say they feel lonely report keeping farther away from friends and family. A new study from the University of...

Can you tell if someone likes you

Mysteries around what behaviors signal attraction and answers to one of life's more pressing questions—are they into me?—are slightly clearer thanks to a new...

Mindfulness could help you feel less pain

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found...

Why we stick to false beliefs

Ever wonder why flat earthers, birthers, climate change and Holocaust deniers stick to their beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary? New...

People are more honest when speaking a foreign language

In a new study led by University of Chicago, researchers find that a person who speaks in a foreign language may be more credible...