Psychology & Psychiatry

What makes a happy couple, a happy family?

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," Leo Tolstoy wrote famously in 1878 in the opening lines of Anna Karenina. Turns out the Russian author was onto something.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sharp decline in mental health for young Australians

COVID-19 is continuing to lead to worsening mental health outcomes for young Australians, with the highest levels of psychological distress for 18- to 24-year-olds observed this year, new analysis from The Australian National ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Swiss fatalism protects against negative feelings in the pandemic

Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, according to a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland. At the end of April, Israelis ...

Health

Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, finds new study

Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people's moods, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated indoors, according to a new study published today in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Worried about negative thoughts as a new parent? You're not alone

If you believe what the media tells us, we should feel nothing apart from overwhelming love, gratitude and excitement immediately when our baby is born. Although becoming a new parent might indeed be a time of happiness, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA) issued a call on March 13th for rapid and impactful proposals to understand the psychological and behavioral aspects of the ...

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