Psychology & Psychiatry

Shopping 'til you drop? Now the experts have a diagnosis

For the first time, international experts in psychology have built a framework to diagnose Compulsive Buying-Shopping Disorder—promising help for people struggling to manage their spending behaviour and mental wellbeing.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human screams communicate at least six emotions

Human screams signal more than fear and are more acoustically diverse than previously thought, according to a study published April 13th 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Sascha Frühholz of the University of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the COVID-19 pandemic affects dark personalities

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global upheaval, with lives lost, vanished jobs, social instability and other detrimental effects—and some people might find a bit of enjoyment in all the disruption.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Happiness of centenarians a severely neglected area of research

A systematic review by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Aging (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has highlighted the need for clearer definitions of 'happiness', 'life satisfaction' and 'positive affect' in centenarians. This ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Smiling eyes' may not signify true happiness after all

A smile that lifts the cheeks and crinkles the eyes is thought by many to be truly genuine. But new research at Carnegie Mellon University casts doubt on whether this joyful facial expression necessarily tells others how ...

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