Psychology & Psychiatry

New evidence that optimists live longer

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Culture shapes how we learn to reason?

If you made any plans for next week, congratulations! You've demonstrated a key feature of being human: being able to think beyond the here and now—or, think abstractly. But when babies learn different kinds of abstract ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unexpectedly big wins improve two kinds of memory

Researchers have discovered that instances in which outcomes are better than expected—finding an unexpectedly good parking spot, for example, or spotting a $20 bill on the sidewalk—improves memories of specific events. ...

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