Category Archives: Psychology

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.

What counts as fair?

In studies, young children usually default to splitting up resources equally.

Divorce rate does not go up as families of children with disabilities grow

Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The science of stereotyping: Challenging the validity of ‘gaydar’

“Gaydar” – the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance – seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces.