Psychology & Psychiatry

Reduced stress changes profile of various lipid compounds

Reduced stress is linked to changes in the profile of plasma metabolites, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. According to the researchers, the findings can shed light on the associations of psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Planning to avoid temptations helps in goal pursuit

People who make plans to avoid or handle temptations may be more likely to achieve goals, such as academic and weight loss goals, according to new research by University of Wyoming psychologists.

Psychology & Psychiatry

True lies: How letter patterns color perceptions of truth

People today constantly encounter claims such as "Advil kills pain," "coffee prevents depression," or "Hilary promises amnesty" as brands, news outlets and social media sites vie for our attention—yet few people take the ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study: Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits—not diet

Obesity affects approximately 40 percent of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While obesity is known to be associated with increased risk of other health conditions—such as heart ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality

How you spend your money can signal aspects of your personality, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of over 2 million spending records ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD: Could dogs be the answer?

UCI Health child development specialist Sabrina E.B. Schuck—long concerned about the lack of treatments for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—decided to seek therapies besides medications to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Theories underpinning psychological practice 'wrong'

A computer game devised by University of Manchester psychologists has called into question the theories which have been the basis of psychology for over a century.

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