Psychology & Psychiatry

Feel like time is flying? Here's how to slow it down

Sometimes it seems as if life is passing us by. When we are children, time ambles by, with endless car journeys and summer holidays which seem to last forever. But as adults, time seems to speed up at a frightening rate, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The problem with being pretty

While good-looking people are generally believed to receive more favorable treatment in the hiring process, when it comes to applying for less desirable jobs, such as those with low pay or uninteresting work, attractiveness ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What you know can affect how you see

Objects—everything from cars, birds and faces to letters of the alphabet—look significantly different to people familiar with them, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experiencing financial stress may lead to physical pain

People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The problems with evolutionary psychology

As evolutionary scientists, we devote much of our working lives to exploring the behaviour of humans and other animals through an evolutionary lens. So it may come as a surprise that our show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Illuminating mechanisms of repetitive thinking

The ability to engage in mental time travel—to delve back into past events or imagine future outcomes—is a unique and central part of the human experience. And yet this very ability can have detrimental consequences for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Boosting older adults' vision through training

Just a weeks' worth of training can improve vision in older adults, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that training boosted older ...

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