Psychology

This study shows a major cause of depression in older people

In a recent study at UCL and elsewhere, researchers found that loneliness is responsible for 18% of depression among older people. They showed that people’s...

Scientists find four causes of “Zoom fatigue” and their simple fixes

It is not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways...

Real-time dialogue with a dreaming person is possible, study shows

In a new study, researchers found a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers...

People with this personality trait can live longer

In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the immune system directly links personality to the long-term risk of death. The study...

This common habit may harm your attention and memory functions

In a recent study from Stanford University, researchers found they can predict whether a person will remember or forget based on their brain activity...

Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19

Double masking has emerged as a crowd-sourced method for adding extra layers to our masks, using the masks that we have — a response...

We may owe Tom Hanks for a bit of COVID awareness

Tom Hanks’ announcement of his COVID-19 diagnosis on March 11, 2020 may have affected how some people understood the virus and their behavior toward...

How accurate are first impressions on a first date

The high stakes of first dates require would-be partners to make and interpret first impressions. But, can we rely on these first impressions to accurately...

Severe mental problems may increase COVID-19 death risk

In a new study, researchers found that people with severe mental disorders have a strongly increased risk of dying from COVID-19. Among the elderly, the...

These 3 mental health problems contribute to violent offenses

In a new study, researchers found many people with violent offenses suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder and alcohol use disorder. They discovered...