news 2017



Results 41 - 60 of 104.

Psychology - 01.08.2017
Helping babies feel happier
A new study by researchers at Cardiff University is aiming to find out more about the messages that babies understand not only from words but also through tone of voice. Led by Dr Netta Weinstein of the School of Psychology, the study will look at the different types of positive messages that babies aged between 10-12 months understand.

Psychology - 28.07.2017
Count your blessings and the world will be a better place
Whether you count your blessings every day or reserve heartfelt thanks for when it's been earned, research has revealed that gratitude in all forms makes us more willing to help others. Gratitude is an extensively researched emotion and for the first time the main studies in this area have been examined and meta-analysed by researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Physics - Psychology - 27.07.2017
Same-race friends, peers tied to puberty-related outcomes among black girls
ANN ARBOR-Girls who develop early are better adjusted when their friends are on a similar timeframe for puberty and of the same race, a new study shows. The University of Michigan study focused on how African-American girls fit in or stand out socially in their schools based on their physical attributes among same-age peers.

Health - Psychology - 26.07.2017
Very preterm birth not associated with mood and anxiety disorders, new research finds
Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the University of Warwick, co-authored a study to answer this question.

Health - Psychology - 26.07.2017
Feeling appreciated benefits health of spouses of chronically ill patients
A new Yale School of Public Health study shows that spouses of a chronically ill mate who feel appreciated for their caretaking efforts experience improved overall well-being both physically and mentally. The study, published in Health Psychology , examined two groups of caretakers in two states (Michigan and Connecticut) and found that helping is associated with better psychological health for spouses when assistance provided to the ill partner is perceived to be appreciated and contribute to the partner's happiness.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 17.07.2017
Humans hardwired to lean to the right while kissing the world over
Humans hardwired to lean to the right while kissing the world over
If you lean in for a kiss on the left you may be in the minority. A new study from an international team of psychologists and neuroscientists suggest that humans are hardwired to favour leaning to the right while kissing romantic partners, which may have wider implications for neuroscience and cognitive sciences.

Health - Psychology - 07.07.2017
Mental health counts
Mental health counts
Research news Scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München asked about 3,600 participants about well-being in later life. The results, which were published in 'BMC Geriatrics' shows that physical impairments tend to play a secondary role. Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 06.07.2017
Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty, UCLA behavioral neuroscientists report
Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty, UCLA behavioral neuroscientists report
Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes' Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and reckless ones' UCLA behavioral neuroscientists have identified changes in two brain regions that may hold answers to these questions. The research — reported by Alicia Izquierdo, UCLA associate professor of psychology and a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute, and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova — is published today in the open-access online science journal eLife.

Health - Psychology - 06.07.2017
Mouse tracking may reveal ability to resist temptation
The devil on your right shoulder is telling you, 'Go ahead, grab that candy bar! You know you want it!' Meanwhile, the angel on your left is gently saying, 'The apple is a much healthier option, isn't it'' There you stand, conflicted. People make these types of choices every day, but what exactly is the process by which an individual reaches his or her decision?

Health - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Wiki breakthrough for researchers
Researchers at the Institute of Mental Health , based at The University of Nottingham, have created a one-step process of getting the best research evidence directly into Wikipedia - helping all those seeking information on their health condition and treatment. Students working within the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group , based at the Institute of Mental Health, have developed the SEED (Systematic EvidEnce Dissemination) programme - a function which automatically places tables of research findings into the relevant Wikipedia pages.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Gene mutation can cause brain malformation in children
Researchers from Cardiff University and Université Libre de Bruxelles have identified how the function of a key gene significantly impacts nerve stem cell growth, and how it can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies if the system goes awry. The new research reveals a pivotal role for the Dmrta2 gene in regulating the division of cells and the production of specialised cells.

Health - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals
Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs. Researchers from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) analysed data on more than 7,700 people living in England who were born in 1989-90 and are being followed by a study called Next Steps.

Health - Psychology - 29.06.2017
Coffee, cake and science on the menu at popular event
Is having appointments with pharmacists at the doctors surgery a good idea? How easy is it to be distracted? Do you understand how many units are in alcohol? These are just a few of the questions researchers from the University of Nottingham are hoping to start finding the answers to at their 'Café Connect' event taking place at the Contemporary on 29-30 th June.

Computer Science - Psychology - 27.06.2017
Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors
Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be placed between the Ask Siri to find a math tutor to help you 'grasp” calculus and she's likely to respond that your request is beyond her abilities.

Psychology - 27.06.2017
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
ANN ARBOR'Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the impact of gender on high schoolers' experience of digital dating abuse behaviors, which include use of cell phones or internet to harass, control, pressure or threaten a dating partner.

Psychology - 23.06.2017
World War II bombing associated with resilience, not 'German Angst'
World War II bombing associated with resilience, not ‘German Angst’
Experiencing traumatic events may be associated with greater mental resilience among residents rather than causing widespread angst, suggests a study published this week that investigated the effect of World War II bombing on the mental health of citizens in German cities. Maybe this stereotype of 'German Angst' isn't entirely valid Jason Rentfrow Germans have been stereotyped as being industrious and punctual, but also as being more likely to be anxious and worried, a phenomenon described as 'German Angst'.

Psychology - Career - 22.06.2017
Authenticity key to landing a new job
Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself - if you're good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published today in the Journal of Applied Psychology , the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and London Business School, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 15.06.2017
What the pupils tells us about language
What the pupils tells us about language
The meaning of a word is enough to trigger a reaction in our pupil: when we read or hear a word with a meaning associated with luminosity (“sun,” “shine,” etc.), our pupils contract as they would if they were actually exposed to greater luminosity. And the opposite occurs with a word associated with darkness (“night,” “gloom,” etc.

Health - Psychology - 14.06.2017
Flood study highlights impact of pre-birth stress
Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament. Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researchers have found pregnant women who had the most significant emotional response to the disaster had infants with the most difficult temperaments.

Psychology - 13.06.2017
Psychology has a diversity problem
Psychology has a diversity problem
Lack of diversity in psychological research is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, according to an Australian academic. A study led by Associate Professor Mark Nielsen from The University of Queensland School of Psychology found an overwhelming sampling bias in developmental psychology towards research conducted in Western cultures.