Psychology

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...
presidential campaign memoirs

What can we learn from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign memoirs?

In a recent study, researchers examine the rhetorical identities of Hillary Clinton’s two political memoirs—Living History and Hard Choices. The finding is published in...
Longer sleep

Longer sleep is associated with higher satisfaction in marriage

Remaining satisfied with a relationship requires efforts. Sometimes mindset is important: satisfied couples discount undesirable experiences when forming global evaluations of the relationship. In a...
14 key components of creativity

Computer scientists discover 14 key components of creativity

Creativity is a complex, multi-faceted concept encompassing a variety of related aspects, abilities, properties and behaviors. In a recent study, scientists use a computational linguistic...
happy partner

Having a happy partner could enhance health as much as striving to be happy...

Happy people often are healthy people. However, it is unclear how romantic partners’ happiness can influence one’s physical health. In a recent study, psychologists answer...
social support family

Patients with strong social support spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility

Social support from family and friends is very important to us, especially when we have illness. In a recent study, researchers find that patients with...
new exercise partner

A new exercise partner can make people exercise more

Social support can encourage people participate in health-enhancing exercise. However, the effects of different types of social support (e.g., emotional or instrumental) are still...
parent-child relationships

Happy parent-child relationships can benefit children’s health for decades

It is known that a family’s economic and social position is important for a child’s physical health. The influence can continue to adolescence and...

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In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...