Psychology

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...

Web of psychological cues may tempt people to reveal more online

While most people will say they are extremely concerned with their online privacy, previous experiments have shown that, in practice, users readily divulge privacy...

From Voldemort to Vader, fictional villains may draw us to darker versions of ourselves

Science says that is okay! As people binge watch TV shows and movies during this period of physical distancing, they may find themselves eerily drawn...

How not to fall for coronavirus BS: avoid the 7 deadly sins of thought

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a great deal of anxiety, we might come to think people are irrational, selfish or downright crazy. We see people...

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