Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Worries about catching COVID-19 stay low as lockdown eases

Despite the relaxation of lockdown measures enabling many people to return to more normal activities, worries about catching the virus show little sign of changing, finds UCL's COVID-19 social study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gun owners aren't happier, don't sleep better at night

Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don't actually sleep any better than non-gun owners, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Terrence Hill.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Happiness at work doesn't just depend on your employer

When Google promoted a software engineer named Chade-Meng Tan to the role of "Jolly Good Fellow", his career – and the entire culture of Silicon Valley – took a sharp turn.

Health

Study: Get moving to get happier

Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study charts development of emotional control in teens

In the midst of all the apparent tumult, intense emotion, and occasional reckless behavior characterizing the teenage years, the brain is, in fact, evolving and developing the neural circuits needed to keep emotions in check. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Links between money and happiness uncovered

Changes in income do not affect most peoples' happiness, most of the time, according to a new study led by the University of Stirling.

Health

Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?

How does an individual's happiness level reflect societal conditions? A new article out today in the first issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) finds that similar to how GDP measures the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does having children make us any happier?

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents' happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Western ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Evidence supports existence of mid-life crises

(Medical Xpress)—Social economists from the University of Melbourne have confirmed the age-old suspicion of a dip in human happiness during middle age.

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