Category Archives: Psychology

Gambling against the odds on life’s risks more common after childhood stress

Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming, leaving themselves in situations that risk avoidable health and financial problems and legal…

Virtual reality users must learn to use what they see

Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But strap them into a virtual…

Healthy competition makes habit of sustainability

Living sustainably to save the planet is serious stuff, but Madison-based non-profit Cool Choices has made a game of it. And it seems to be working. According to University of…

A visual nudge can disrupt recall of what things look like

Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Large Study Finds 15 Genetic Sites Linked to Depression

Now, in an attempt to understand the biological underpinnings of depression, a recent study revealed 15 locations in the human genome associated with the development of major depressive disorder.

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.

The Negative Health Effects Of Anger, Stress, Sadness, And Shock

According to the American Psychological Association, stress is a complicated condition that is closely tied to a myriad of health issues

Pinpointing loneliness in the brain

MIT neuroscientists have identified a brain region that represents these feelings of loneliness.

Antidepressant Use Doubles the Risk of Aggression, Suicide in Children

A reanalysis of a nearly 15-year-old study found that the antidepressant paroxetine — branded as Paxil — isn’t a safe or effective treatment for depression in teens.

The hidden language in dog’s wag

It has already been shown that dogs wag their tails asymmetrically when presented with different stimuli, and other dogs seem to behave differently when viewing left vs.