Psychology & Psychiatry

Training to wisely navigate social conflicts

Social conflicts, from policy debates to family disagreements, can easily devolve into angry words and personal attacks. Such heated confrontations, however, seldom resolve disagreements and can entrench opposing views.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is spirituality a component of wisdom?

Wisdom has gained increasing interest among researchers over the last few decades as a biologically based personality trait relevant to physical well-being and mental health. Previous studies have identified six common, measurable ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

5 things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned some of the most dramatic changes to Australian life in recent memory. We've had to adapt to a vastly different way of life to curb the spread of the virus, featuring unfamiliar challenges ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study shows meditating before lecture leads to better grades

(Medical Xpress)—Practicing a little Zen before class can lead to better grades, according to a new experimental study by George Mason University professor Robert Youmans and University of Illinois doctoral student Jared ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens tell different tales about themselves depending on gender

During adolescence, the stories young people tell about themselves reflects their development of a personal identity and sense of self, and those autobiographical narratives vary depending on the teens' gender, according ...