Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers can predict childhood social transitions

Increasingly, children who identify as the gender "opposite" their sex at birth are changing their names, pronouns and often hairstyle and clothing. But questions remain for doctors, researchers and families: Who is transitioning ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Towards a more objective schizophrenia diagnosis

The diagnosis of the mental disorder schizophrenia is a highly subjective and qualitative process. If a patient presents with particular characteristic symptoms such as false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing ...

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 ...

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