Autism spectrum disorders

Poor judgment of autistic adults

Autistic adults can be wrongly perceived as deceptive and lacking credibility, Flinders University researchers say, with this working against many caught in the legal system.

Medical research

Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears

New psychology research from the University of Konstanz reveals that stress changes the way we deal with risky information—results that shed light on how stressful events, such as a global crisis, can influence how information ...

Neuroscience

Researchers study the neurochemistry of social perception

Cues signaling trust and dominance are crucial for social life. Recent research from Dr. Dan Krawczyk's lab at the Center for BrainHealth explored whether administering two chemically similar hormones known to affect social ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Downward head tilt can make people seem more dominant

We often look to people's faces for signs of how they're thinking or feeling, trying to gauge whether their eyes are narrowed or widened, whether the mouth is turned up or down. But findings published in the June 2019 issue ...

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 ...

Surgery

Dorsal reduction adds to social perception of rhinoplasty

(HealthDay)—Dorsal reduction has a greater effect than tip manipulation in adding value to social perception of the facial profile of patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty, according to a study published online June ...

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