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Self-injuring girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation

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Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more…
Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

July 3, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’…
People stop looking for information if initial evidence points towards their assumptions

June 30, 2019

People are far from perfect. We all have our own quirks and flaws and everyone knows that. However,…
Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

June 28, 2019

Much greater awareness, improved diagnosis and enhanced treatment are all required in order to reduce the burden on…
Students admit that laptops and smartphones are distracting, but blame teachers for this

June 26, 2019

People love learning, but hate studying. Connect this simple truth of life with the fact that people are…
Looking at cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans

June 17, 2019

In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at…
Do braces boost confidence? Scientists say no

June 15, 2019

Being confident in your smile is very important. This day and age is struggling with beauty standards and…
What Climbing Expeditions Tell us about Teamwork

June 14, 2019

The tension between these two goals — summiting while also surviving — makes the Himalayas context especially interesting…
The Behavioral Tricks Apps Use To Keep You Hooked

June 13, 2019

Mobile applications or apps are an ideal way to stay productive or disengage. For anyone that’s looking to…
People do a great job even without pay, as long as charities are getting the money

June 12, 2019

Money motivates people. It is a huge driving force, making millions of people get up early in the…
How to do the right thing in the workplace: Stop thinking it’s hard

June 7, 2019

When it comes to honesty at work, it seems that some choose the path of least resistance. How…
Despite increase in rates of non-suicidal self-harm, few people receive medical or psychological support

June 6, 2019

A new study of non-suicidal self-harm in England, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, suggests that rates grew…
Algorithm that Tailors Digital Meditation Program Improves Attention and Memory

June 4, 2019

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a personalized digital meditation training program that significantly improved attention and…
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

May 24, 2019

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people…
What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships

May 22, 2019

The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery of everyday life. They’re places to…
New Study Finds Mindfulness to be Effective at Reducing Levels of Procrastination

May 20, 2019

Rebecca Y. M. Cheung and Melody C. Y. Ng – both from the Education University of Hong Kong…
Being a dog lover is in your genes, study finds

May 20, 2019

The desire to own a dog is not a choice, it’s in your DNA, according to a new…
Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ‘creepy’

May 20, 2019

Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know…
Loot boxes in video games are a lot like gambling – people can become addicted

May 19, 2019

If you are not a gamer, you may not even know what a loot box is. It is…
Same computer password for the last 10 years? You might need a vibrating cybernudge

May 17, 2019

Researchers say changing human behaviour key to foiling cyberattacks. Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold…
How augmented reality affects people’s behavior

May 17, 2019

As major technology firms race to roll out augmented reality products, Stanford researchers are learning how it affects…
Awareness is first step in helping stop ageism

May 17, 2019

Ever cracked a joke about old people? It might seem funny, but in a world where the population…
Negative personal experiences add meaning to life

May 16, 2019

While many people say they appreciate positive experiences more than negative ones, there is a hidden benefit of…
Practical Tips for Beating Technological Addictions

May 14, 2019

According to a study by dscout, people tap, swipe and click their smartphones an average of 2,619 times…
It is not just the young who are pre-drinking – older people do that too

May 14, 2019

Pre-drinking, which is nothing more than just drinking before going drinking, is not a good behaviour. It operates…
Suicidal thoughts? Therapy-oriented website might help

May 6, 2019

Mental health researchers behind  nowmattersnow.org have demonstrated that the site could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts. Researchers asked more…
Why people eat junk food when they’re sad or lonely?

April 28, 2019

Have you ever noticed that people start eating junk food after experiencing painful break ups? This phenomenon has…
New Research Sheds Light on the Spread of Superstitions

April 23, 2019

It is probably fair to say that most people are well aware of the irrational nature of superstitious…
Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder

April 23, 2019

Behavioural problems in young people with severe antisocial behaviour – known as conduct disorder – could be caused…
Bobby Leach went down the Niagara Falls in a barrel, but eventually died from a bizarrely small cause

April 15, 2019

Here’s a thing – we’re all going to die and there is nothing you can do about it.…
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