Psychology

We are not addicted to smartphones

We are not addicted to smartphones, we are addicted to social interaction

A new study of dysfunctional use of smart technology finds that the most addictive smartphone functions all share a common theme: they tap into...

At first blush, you look happy—or sad, or angry

We can read each other’s emotions from surprisingly tiny changes in facial color, study finds Our faces broadcast our feelings in living color—even when we...
What makes someone more likely to be bullied at work and how companies can help them

What makes someone more likely to be bullied at work and how companies can...

Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, our online...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...

2.7 billion tweets confirm: Echo chambers on Twitter are very real

Bipartisan users, who try to bridge the echo chambers, need to pay a price for their work: they become less central in their own...

Money can buy happiness. Here’s how much it takes

Money can buy happiness, new research suggests, but there’s an optimal amount. “That might be surprising as what we see on TV and what advertisers...
Mind the gap-relationship

Mind the gap – does age difference in relationships matter?

Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social...
What you should know about narcissism

What you should know about narcissism

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a gorgeous hunter, born of a river god and a nymph. However, he was prideful and too caught up...

How to curb your phone addiction habits

Before you dismiss the idea that you might suffer from smartphone addiction, consider how long could you go without checking your phone. A day? An...

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is...