Psychology

More Stories in Psychology

  1. Humans

    Is the sky really blue? It depends on what language you speak

    English speakers talk about color a lot but rarely about smell. Researchers are learning how those who speak other languages sense the world and why differences arise.

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  2. Psychology

    Addiction can develop when reward-seeking changes a teen’s brain

    Over time, the pleasure disappears and craving grows. That craving causes stress that can drive people to use drugs or pursue unhealthy behaviors again and again.

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  3. Brain

    Americans tend to see imaginary faces as male, not female

    When people see imaginary faces in everyday objects, those faces are more likely to be perceived as male than female.

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  4. Psychology

    New training builds ‘mental’ muscles in athletes

    The training builds focus and resiliency while limiting the self-doubt that can cripple competitors’ ability to perform at their peak.

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  5. Psychology

    We all imagine being friends with celebrities. Is that a bad thing?

    One-sided relationships with celebrities and fictional characters are normal. They also can boost self-esteem and empathy.

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  6. Psychology

    To excel at basketball, it’s mind over matter

    Get your head in the game. Top basketball coaches value psychological traits more than physical ones when recruiting players, says a new study.

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  7. Psychology

    Discriminatory policing takes a toll on teens and tweens

    Black teens and tweens are several times more likely than white youths their age to be harmed by police.

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  8. Humans

    Want to improve your reading skills? You might just need more space

    A simple change by publishers and Web designers could help kids — both with and without dyslexia — read faster and better.

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  9. Psychology

    A growing share of teens feels lonely at school

    Data from kids in 37 nations links this to use of cell phones and the internet.

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