Psychology & Psychiatry

Facial expressions show language barriers too

(PhysOrg.com) -- People from East Asia tend to have a tougher time than those from European countries telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus surprised, disgusted versus angry, and now a new report ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The ugly truth about one night stands

Men are far more interested in casual sex than women. While men need to be exceptionally attractive to tempt women to consider casual sex, men are far less choosy. These findings by Dr Achim Sch├╝tzwohl, from the Department ...

Medical research

'Promiscuous parasites' hijack host immune cells

Toxoplasma gondii parasites can invade your bloodstream, break into your brain and prompt behavioral changes from recklessness to neuroticism. These highly contagious protozoa infect more than half the world's population, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fear of being laughed at crosses cultural boundaries

Laughter is an emotional expression that is innate in human beings. This means laughing at others is also believed to be a universal phenomenon. However, the fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

I feel like a different person

Scientists have long been interested in the interplay of emotions and identity, and some have recently focused on cultural identity. One's heritage would seem to be especially stable and impervious to change, simply because ...

Attention deficit disorders

Foreign parents resist ADHD treatment for offspring

Children diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) whose parents were born in non-Western countries are less likely to be treated with stimulant medication compared with their Western counterparts.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study may help explain cultural differences in forming memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- People naturally sort words and objects into categories, a key process in forming memory. But when it comes to how things are mentally organized, cultures dramatically differ in their strategies.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your culture may influence your perception of death

Contemplating mortality can be terrifying. But not everyone responds to that terror in the same way. Now, a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for ...

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