Psychology & Psychiatry

Schadenfreude sheds light on darker side of humanity

Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of others, is a familiar feeling to many—perhaps especially during these times of pervasive social media.

Health

Ex-smokers crave lost identity, study shows

Ex-smokers may not be able to resist lighting up again in order to recover a sense of 'who they are'– according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Immigrants suffer higher rates of psychosis

Psychosis, sometimes called schizophrenia, is a psychological state characterised by symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations. In England, one person in every 100 will be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder at some point ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Transgender identity is not mental disorder: study

Transgender identity should no longer be classified as a mental disorder in a World Health Organization list of diseases, according to a study presented in Mexico on Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

We infer a speaker's social identity from subtle linguistic cues

When we speak, we "leak" information about our social identity through the nuanced language that we use to describe others, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study sheds light on protecting transgender individuals from suicide

The likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia and other stressors he or she may experience. A new study examined factors that may protect transgender adults ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Concern over claims about how technology affects young brains

Claims by Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Lincoln College Oxford, that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current scientific evidence, warn experts ...

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