Psychology & Psychiatry

Rich people don't need friends

In a paper evaluated by f1000 Medicine, six studies tested relationships between reminders of money, social exclusion and physical pain.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Relationship breakdown - the real cost

Separation leaves men feeling isolated and women experiencing greater levels of poverty, according to a leading researcher at The University of Queensland (UQ).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psilocybin reduces psychological pain after social exclusion

Social problems are key characteristics in psychiatric disorders and are insufficiently targeted by current treatment approaches. By applying brain imaging methods, researchers at the University of Zurich now show that a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Broken hearts really hurt

"Broken-hearted" isn't just a metaphor -- social pain and physical pain have a lot in common, according to Naomi Eisenberger of the University of Califiornia-Los Angeles, the author of a new paper published in Current Directions ...

Attention deficit disorders

Friendships between young children can protect against ADHD

Children who experience social exclusion in preschool are at greater risk of becoming so-called "school losers." Norwegian researchers are studying what happens to children who are marginalized.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Phubbing' can threaten our basic human needs, research shows

New research has shown that ignoring someone you're with in a social setting to concentrate on your mobile phone - called 'phubbing' - can have a negative effect on relationships by threatening our basic human need to belong.

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