Psychology

More Stories in Psychology

  1. Psychology

    Most people will add something — even when subtracting makes more sense

    People default to adding when solving puzzles and problems, even when subtracting works better. That could underlie some modern-day excesses.

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  2. Brain

    Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain

    Communication ‘highways’ in the brain undergo a major overhaul as children morph into adults. Dopamine plays a big role in this remodeling project.

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  3. Psychology

    Too much sitting could hurt your mental health

    As inactivity increases, so does risk of depression and other mental health problems, new studies show. But breaks for even light activity can help.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Six tips to build more movement into your day

    Most people don’t move enough. The trick is to do what you can whenever you can, even if it’s just standing up more than once an hour and walking a bit.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Placebo

    In clinical trials, scientists often test a drug or procedure against a placebo — a treatment that has no effect — to find out how well their new treatment works.

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  6. Psychology

    Boredom may pose a public health threat in the social distancing era

    Boredom contributes to pandemic fatigue, and it may account for why some people don’t follow social distancing rules.

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  7. Brain

    Teen depression linked to how the brain processes rewards

    Depression in teens alters their brains’ pathways in ways that may put those kids at risk of lifelong mental-health problems — unless they get help.

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  8. Brain

    Study is first to link brainwaves to certain forms of thought

    Electrical activity in the brain reveals when we are focused or allowing our minds to wander freely.

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  9. Brain

    Loneliness makes our brains crave people

    An area of the brain that lights up when hungry people see food also revs up when lonely people see social activities.

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