Psychology & Psychiatry

Why the brain needs to get out and about

We are all at home in familiar surroundings. Not only is this boring but it can also have a negative influence on our learning, explains cognitive neuropsychologist Judith Schomaker. "Discovering new environments gets our ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coronavirus: Why clapping for carers feels so strangely uplifting

I was immediately worried when I had a call from my mum at just after 8pm on March 26. She has early-stage dementia and lives in a remote village in England with very few neighbors. But instead of panic or worry, I was greeted ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is a biological driver behind the need for self-fulfillment?

As human beings, what drives us to higher levels of existence? Once we have satisfied the basics - food, shelter, a mate, children - then what? For many it's the idea of self-actualization, or realizing our full potential.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Jealousy—impact of sexual vs. emotional infidelity

In the largest study to date on infidelity, Chapman University has learned men and women are different when it comes to feeling jealous. In a poll of nearly 64,000 Americans this study provides the first large-scale examination ...

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