Psychology & Psychiatry

Computer game encourages people to be more risk-aware

How do you encourage people in the midst of an emergency to stay calm and prioritise their safety over their possessions? University of Bristol researchers have devised a game which they believe could help, by encouraging ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human-dog bond provides clue to treating social disorders

The chemistry behind social behaviour in animals, including the bond between people and dogs – and the lack of one between humans and wolves – could help scientists identify new ways of treating social disorders such ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social status of listener alters our voice

People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study by the University of Stirling has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Deconstructing chit chat

The only thing that we can be absolutely sure about human behaviour is that it is unpredictable. To gain deeper insight into people's thinking, behaviour and motivation, it would be ideal if we were privy to their conversations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'FOMO' a vicious circle for social media users

The 'fear of missing out' (FOMO) phenomenon – a feeling that friends and connections are leading more interesting lives – is having a negative impact on the psychological wellbeing of social media users, a new study suggests.

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