Psychology

Social media usage

Social media usage does not impact our sociability or attention span

Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, play an important role in our daily life. As people spend more time on using...
parenting stress

Mothers are more stressed and less happy than fathers in parenting

In the US, more and more parents spend longer time to take care of their children. This is good to children’ health, but it...
online daters

Bragging can hurt online daters

Online dating has been popular in recent years. At the end of November 2004, in the US there were about 844 lifestyles and dating...
love-kindness meditation

A brief loving-kindness meditation can reduce racial biases

Racial biases are a form of implicit bias, which refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions unconsciously. These biases,...
aerobic exercise

Medication combined with aerobic exercise can beat depression

Major depressive disorder, or depression, is one of the most common mental disorders. In 2013, it is estimated that major depressive disorder affected about...
Foreign language experience

Foreign language experience can boost our learning abilities

Mastering multiple languages becomes more important in the modern world. Furthermore, multilingualism may affect our learning abilities. In a recent study, researchers find that the...
military personnel Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental meditation can treat PTSD in active duty military personnel

Exposure to a life-threatening or horrifying event, such as combat trauma, can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The typical symptoms of...
smartphone use

How smartphone use affects our social relationships

It is common that people spend hours each day using their smartphones. A common motivation for this behavior is the maintenance of social relations. However,...
texting while driving

Why do people text while driving despite knowing it’s dangerous?

We all know that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. In the United States, for example, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 people were...
mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation can tame our emotional brain, says research

Mindfulness is a form of nonjudgmental attention focusing on the present. It is known as a distinct method to improve our health and wellbeing. Now...