Psychology

Older people cope with COVID-19 pandemic best, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18-39) and middle-aged adults (40-59)...

Your coping and resilience strategies might need to shift as the COVID-19 crisis continues

As people in the U.S. mark six months of coronavirus, the challenges of coping with life during a pandemic continue to evolve. Most recently, reopening...

Global sentiments toward COVID-19 shifting from fear to anger

In a new study, researchers found the fear that people developed at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has given way to anger over...

9 in 10 men may be harmed by domestic violence, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found 90% of men believe their doctors should ask whether they have perpetrated or experienced domestic violence — but...

Scientists find the worst reason to give a gift

Here's a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money. In a series of studies,...

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,...