Environment - Psychology - Jan 17
Environment - Psychology
A team from the UNIGE demonstrates that certain soft incentive techniques, known as «nudges», are effective in getting people to change their behaviour. To get through challenges such as the pandemic or the climate change, citizens must change their habits and behaviors. But how can this be achieved without resorting to coercive measures? The answer to this question may be the «nudges» that have been gaining popularity over the last decade.
Psychology - Jan 14

Scientists from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster have developed a method to measure the full extent of eye movements during blinks for the first time.

Social Sciences - Psychology - Jan 11

Kids have struggled throughout the pandemic-from attending school by Zoom video conferencing to quarantining from family and friends-but surprisingly having children at home may help adults feel less distressed.

Social Sciences - Psychology - Jan 10

With pandemic school closures in place in Ontario, Québec , Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island until Jan. 17, and other provinces on watch , music could be important for maintaining the well-being of children and families.

Life Sciences - Psychology - Jan 7
Life Sciences - Psychology

Our actions are motivated by the goals we want to achieve. However, little is known about the mechanism in our brains that allow us to make the right decisions to reach our goals. Researchers at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and the University of Basel now identified the sequence of events taking place in a mouse brain when the mouse behaves in a certain way to obtain a reward. And how it can adapt its behavior when the reward is not the one expected.

Health - Psychology - Jan 5
Health - Psychology

The school closures in spring 2020 had a negative effect on the health and well-being of many young people. But homeschooling also had a positive flipside: Thanks to sleeping longer in the morning, many teenagers reported improved health and health-related quality of life. The study authors from the University of Zurich therefore believe school days should begin later in the morning.

Psychology - Life Sciences - Jan 13

Family members of those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) show similarities in their brains and personalities­ - and even interpret some facial expressions similarly, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Toronto.

Psychology - Social Sciences - Jan 10

Postgraduate researchers at UK universities suffer from high rates of mental ill-health, with female, non-binary and LGBTQ+ communities faring particularly badly, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Current Psychology , are drawn from a survey of 479 postgraduate researchers (PGRs) working at 48 UK universities.

Psychology - Jan 7

Engaging with traditional media not associated with happiness or anxiety levels. Consuming traditional forms of media - including books, music and television - has little effect on short-term adult well-being, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Vienna, published in Nature Scientific Reports.

Psychology - Jan 6

Today we have constant access to news from all over the world through various channels. How do we determine whether to believe something or dismiss it as -fake news - Researchers from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Basel have studied how people make judgments of truth.

Social Sciences - Psychology - Jan 3

Baby talk- isn-t just cute gibberish, it-s an innate form of early communication and bonding, but in infants and toddlers with autism, research suggests their brains often don-t tune in.

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