Psychology & Psychiatry

Nudges fail more often than is reported, experts warn

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that despite the widespread use of behavioral interventions across society, failed interventions are surprisingly common.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even psychological placebos have an effect

Placebo effects do not only occur in medical treatment—placebos can also work when psychological effects are attributed to them. Psychologists from the University of Basel reported these findings in the journal Scientific ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Spatial skills may be improved through training, new review finds

Spatial skills--those involved with reading maps and assembling furniture--can be improved if you work at it, that's according to a new look at the studies on this topic by researchers at Northwestern University and Temple.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Confronting digital challenges with cognitive tools

Access to the Internet is essential for economic development, education, global communications, and countless other applications. For all its benefits, however, the Internet has a darker side. It has emerged as a conduit ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

An algorithm can help select the best psychological treatment

Clinical guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety problems recommend evidence-based psychological interventions organized in a stepped care model, where patients initially access low-intensity self-help interventions ...

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