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Psychology - 18.02.2022
Mental Speed Hardly Changes over a Lifespan
Heidelberg study shows that the speed of cognitive information processing remains largely stable over decades Mental speed - the speed at which we can deal with issues requiring rapid decision-making - does not change substantially over decades. Psychologists at Heidelberg University have come to this conclusion.

Psychology - 17.02.2022
How picking up your smartphone could reveal your identity
How picking up your smartphone could reveal your identity
New research on smartphone use raises fears for privacy The time a person spends on different smartphone apps is enough to identify them from a larger group in more than one in three cases say researchers, who warn of the implications for security and privacy. Dr David Ellis from the University of Bath, psychologists Dr Heather Shaw, Professor Paul Taylor and Professor Stacey Conchie from Lancaster University , analysed smartphone data from 780 people.

Psychology - Health - 15.02.2022
Industry funding potentially compromising gambling addiction research, say experts
Too little research is being conducted into problem gambling - and what research there is, is often funded by the gambling industry rather than by independent means, say a team of experts. They argue in favour of a 1% statutory levy on the gambling industry that could be administered by one of the UK's main research funders.

Psychology - Campus - 13.02.2022
Understanding how your romantic partner sees your emotions may help couples cope with conflict
Beliefs about how we are seen by our romantic partners may affect the quality of our relationships, McGill Psychology study finds A study by researchers at McGill University is shedding new light on the importance of the perception of emotion in romantic relationships. The all-McGill team found that, regardless of how an individual is truly feeling, knowing their partner sees their emotions as a typical reaction to a given situation may lead to better relations within a couple - especially in situations of conflict.

Health - Psychology - 11.02.2022
Researchers call for greater clarity over what constitutes ’a mental health problem’
A systematic review has uncovered a plethora of models used to understand mental health problems with ramifications for how people are assessed and supported. A new review of the theoretical models used around the world to assess, diagnose, research, and treat mental health problems has highlighted the vast array of approaches which exist.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 10.02.2022
Intelligence - It’s all about connectivity
Human intelligence is closely associated with functional brain networks: The better these networks are developed, the easier it is for the brain to adapt to different tasks, this is shown by a new study of the University of Würzburg. You are just enjoying a nap on the sofa when your son suddenly turns up and asks you to help him with his math homework.

Psychology - Criminology / Forensics - 07.02.2022
Do emotions impact decisions on punishment in the context of crime?
Anger is a key emotion in understanding public opinion towards crime and punishment: it is frequently mobilized in public discourse and is elicited by specific incidents. But what role do emotions play in questions of punishment for crime? In a new article published in Psychology, Crime & Law , a research team from McGill University, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the University of Ottawa, were able to quantify for

Psychology - Pedagogy - 07.02.2022
Western researchers zero in on math anxiety
If long division or finding the lowest common denominator makes your kids' palms sweat, it may be a case math anxiety. And scientists are finding it's a condition many students around the world are experiencing. Psychologists at Western University studied data from more than one million students across the globe and found not only is math anxiety a real phenomenon but as a result, performance is also greatly affected.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 07.02.2022
Doll play prompts children to talk about others' thoughts and emotions - new study
Doll play prompts children to talk about others’ thoughts and emotions - new study
Playing with dolls can prompt children to talk about others' thoughts and emotions, according to the latest findings of a multi-year study from neuroscientists at Cardiff University. The data expands on research exploring the impact of doll play on children, conducted by experts from the School of Psychology's Centre for Human Developmental Science and commissioned by Mattel.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 04.02.2022
Happier kids get better test results
Happier kids get better test results
Students' NAPLAN results are linked to far more than their time spent on homework, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) and Gradient Institute has found. The researchers found subjective well-being has a significant impact on academic performance. In a study of 3,400 students, the researchers found that self-reported levels of depression had a large, negative effect on their NAPLAN results months later.

Psychology - 04.02.2022
A new methodology for network studies
Network approaches are undergoing a revolutionary advance in the field of psychology. Whereas explanations for cognitive development and mental problems have long been sought in the brain, the focus now increasingly lies on the interaction between observable factors. In the case of depression, for example, we no longer look for a single cause but consider the interplay of symptoms such as insomnia, depressed mood and concentration problems.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 04.02.2022
Feel connected to nature? It might be in your genes
For the first time, researchers have revealed how a person's genes can play a part in their enjoyment of nature, potentially changing the way we look at our affinity with the natural world. The University of Queensland's Professor Richard Fuller , with collaborators at the National University of Singapore, compared data from more than 1,000 sets of identical twins to find out how genetics may influence our relationship with nature.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 02.02.2022
Men and Women Have Different Strengths
Women score higher on compassion-related items and self-reflection while men score higher on cognitive-related items and emotional regulation Previous studies have shown that wisdom is a personality trait underpinning mental health and well-being. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine looked at gender differences relative to wisdom, using two different validated scales.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 31.01.2022
Stammering may be linked with anxiety in some children and adolescents
Children and adolescents who stammer report elevated symptoms of anxiety compared with non-stammering peers, according to a new review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research and also involving the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, combined and re-analysed findings from 11 previous studies that had compared children and adolescents (two to 18 years) who do and do not stammer on symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Psychology - Health - 27.01.2022
When COVID-19 disrupts multi-child families, one sibling is affected more
Returning to in-person experiences in February: for more information. Struggles with mental health among family members exacerbate each other in a feedback loop COVID-19 disruptions in homes with two or more children affect one sibling more than the other, according to a new study. When caregivers are experiencing stress associated with the pandemic, many other areas of family life are disrupted-often with higher levels of mental-health struggle for children, including anger, anxiety, and depression.

Psychology - Health - 27.01.2022
National identification promotes compliance with Corona rules
National identification promotes compliance with Corona rules
Nearly every country in the world has been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. In response, governments around the world have initiated far-reaching measures that have required-and continue to require-profound collective changes in citizen behavior. Especially in the first year of the pandemic, when vaccines were not yet available, it was parti­cularly important that people followed instructions, such as limiting physical contact, refraining from travel, and wearing masks.

Health - Psychology - 26.01.2022
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart A new UBC study confirms that when men transition out of relationships, they are at increased risk of mental illness, including anxiety, depression and suicide. "Most men experienced the onset or worsening of mental illness symptoms during a distressed relationship or following the breakdown of a relationship," says the study's lead author Dr. John Oliffe , a Canada Research Chair and UBC professor of nursing whose work focuses on men's mental health.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 25.01.2022
Do you see faces in things?
Do you see faces in things?
Seeing faces in everyday objects is a common experience, but research from The University of Queensland has found people are more likely to see male faces when they see an image on the trunk of a tree or in burnt toast over breakfast. Dr Jessica Taubert from UQ's School of Psychology said face pareidolia, the illusion of seeing a facial structure in an everyday object, tells us a lot about how our brains detect and recognise social cues.

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2022
Increased psychedelic use during pandemic prompts new research
Denise Vidot, a University of Miami epidemiologist who has studied the impact of cannabis on well-being for a decade, has broadened her laboratory's research to include psilocybin, aiming to explain a surge in use of both substances during the pandemic.

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2022
Escalation of eating disorders during COVID-19
A major study by InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney reveals a widespread escalation of eating disorder symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown in Australia, with 40 percent going undiagnosed. InsideOut researchers tracked 1,723 people with eating disorder symptoms over the July - October 2020 COVID wave, including Victoria's major lockdown - making it one of the largest observational studies to capture the impact of the pandemic in Australia.