Psychology & Psychiatry

'Phubbing' can threaten our basic human needs, research shows

New research has shown that ignoring someone you're with in a social setting to concentrate on your mobile phone - called 'phubbing' - can have a negative effect on relationships by threatening our basic human need to belong.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What the evolution of jealousy tells us about online infidelity

It is estimated that by 2020, 2.95 billion people will be using social networks. But while sites like Facebook revolve around the wholesome concepts of friends, likes and shares, they have also become a way for people to ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer's research

Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer's disease. This knowledge ushered in an era of great enthusiasm that scientists could develop new therapies to either prevent Alzheimer's ...

Attention deficit disorders

Friendships between young children can protect against ADHD

Children who experience social exclusion in preschool are at greater risk of becoming so-called "school losers." Norwegian researchers are studying what happens to children who are marginalized.

Health

Society's excluded people 10 times more likely to die early

People excluded from mainstream society in high-income countries have a tenfold increased risk of early death, according to research from UCL, homeless health charity Pathway and an international team of experts.

Oncology & Cancer

Clinical trial eligibility criteria a growing obstacle

Despite a decade-long call for simplification of clinical trials, the number of criteria excluding patients from participating in clinical trials for lung cancer research continues to rise.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How self-regulation can help young people overcome setbacks

Failing an exam at school, getting rejected for a job or being screamed at by your teacher or superior are only a few examples of situations that may cause despair, disappointment or a sense of failure. Unfortunately, such ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better a 'no' than no answer at all

After experiencing social exclusion, a minimum of attention suffices to reduce individuals' negative emotions. Even rejection or unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people. This finding has ...

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