Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology professor seeks the roots of shyness

What makes a baby grow into a shy child? Vanessa LoBue, assistant professor of psychology at RU-N, is embarking on a longitudinal study involving hundreds of babies and a battery of tasks, tests and measurements that promise ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study charts development of emotional control in teens

In the midst of all the apparent tumult, intense emotion, and occasional reckless behavior characterizing the teenage years, the brain is, in fact, evolving and developing the neural circuits needed to keep emotions in check. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Images of pleasure and winning have unique distracting power

Images related to pleasure or winning attract attention from demanding tasks, while equally intense but negative images and those associated with losing can be fully ignored, finds a new UCL study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research finds a way to reverse children's racial stereotyping

New research by a University of Delaware psychological scientist and his collaborators across the globe has found a simple exercise that can undo the unconscious racial biases that young children have—biases that may begin ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attention to angry faces can predict future depression

Up to 80 percent of individuals with a past history of depression will get depressed again in the future. However, little is known about the specific factors that put these people at risk. New research suggests that it may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New vision on amygdala after study on testosterone and fear

The activity of the emotion centres in the brain – the amygdalae – is influenced by motivation rather than by the emotions themselves. This can be concluded from research carried out at Radboud University into the hormone ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Alcohol breaks brain connections needed to process social cues

(Medical Xpress)—Alcohol intoxication reduces communication between two areas of the brain that work together to properly interpret and respond to social signals, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at ...

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