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Psychology - 20.01.2022
Using cannabis does impair your brain
Using cannabis does impair your brain
An UdeM-led meta-review of scientific literature highlights several areas of cognition impaired by cannabis use, including problems concentrating and difficulties remembering and learning. Cannabis use leads to acute cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication, according to a systematic scientific review published today in Addiction and led by Alexandre Dumais , an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Université de Montréal.

Sport - Psychology - 20.01.2022
Exercise aids the development of memory
Exercise aids the development of memory
Our working memory stores information for periods of several seconds and plays an important role in academic performance. According to findings from researchers at the University of Basel and Nagoya University, the development of this component of memory in children and adolescents is benefited by exercise - and particularly by types of exercise that require a lot of coordination.

Health - Psychology - 19.01.2022
Depression and anxiety rose sharply over Christmas in the UK
Depression and anxiety rose sharply over Christmas in the UK
Levels of depression and anxiety rose sharply over December in the UK, especially among young adults, reaching similar levels to lockdown at the start of 2021, according to new findings from the Covid-19 Social Study led by UCL researchers. The research also found that confidence in devolved governments' handling of Covid-19 fell in England and Wales over the same period (between the end of November and start of January), but remained steady in Scotland.

Health - Psychology - 18.01.2022
Study highlights importance of bonding between young mental health patients and nurses
The relationships between young mental health patients and the nurses looking after them is an overlooked treatment in its own right, according to new research. The qualitative study of eight young people, eight family members and eight nursing staff by psychologists from The University of Manchester and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is published in high profile journal PLOS ONE.

Environment - Psychology - 17.01.2022
Inciting instead of coercing, 'nudges' prove their effectiveness
Inciting instead of coercing, ’nudges’ prove their effectiveness
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 - 14.01.2022
Measure eye movements when blinking
Measure eye movements when blinking
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. The new method uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), to take many fast measurements of an entire cross-section of the eye, unlike most common eye tracking that measures only the front of the eyeball.

Psychology - 11.01.2022
How we affect others when we show our emotions
First review study of the social effects of emotions Scientists have sought for thousands of years to answer questions about the nature and purpose of emotions. Psychologists Gerben van Kleef (University of Amsterdam) and Stéphane Côté (University of Toronto) have now released the most comprehensive review article on the social effects of emotions to date.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 11.01.2022
Having kids at home may reduce pandemic depression
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. According to a new University of Michigan study, adults in households with children have fewer mental health problems than other adults living without kids.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 10.01.2022
Study sheds new light on postgraduate researchers’ wellbeing
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 - 07.01.2022
Consuming traditional media has little impact on well-being
Consuming traditional media has little impact on well-being
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.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 07.01.2022
The neuronal mechanism behind motivation
The neuronal mechanism behind motivation
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.

Psychology - 06.01.2022
Negated and thus true? Why we are more likely to believe negatively framed statements
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. Navigating the constant torrent of information we encounter each day is difficult.

Health - Psychology - 05.01.2022
School Closures Led to More Sleep and Better Quality of Life for Adolescents
School Closures Led to More Sleep and Better Quality of Life for Adolescents
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.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 03.01.2022
When Mom Talks, Are Infants with ASD Listening?
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 Motherese is a form of simplified, exaggerated melodic speech that parents use to communicate with newborns and young toddlers.