Psychology & Psychiatry

Predicting antisocial behaviour from the neurobiology of empathy

Empathy encourages prosocial behavior, while an empathy deficit has been linked to psychological disorders. By further examining the mechanisms involved, new research hopes to offer risk analysis and better treatment for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A little help from your friends just increases pain

Maybe misery doesn't love company. When physical pain is involved, having an equally suffering friend nearby just makes you feel worse, according to a study published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fear of the dentist is passed on to children by their parents

Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in paediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might ...