Psychology & Psychiatry

New book explores how we make decisions when faced with uncertainty

For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists examine mental toll of passive social media use

UT Dallas doctoral student Kaitlyn Burnell and postdoctoral research associate Justin Vollet studied Instagram and three other social platforms as they traced the pathway from passive social media use to depressive symptoms.

Psychology & Psychiatry

True lies: How letter patterns color perceptions of truth

People today constantly encounter claims such as "Advil kills pain," "coffee prevents depression," or "Hilary promises amnesty" as brands, news outlets and social media sites vie for our attention—yet few people take the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology can help patients beat obesity problem, says expert

Psychologists have expertise to understand the causes of obesity and should be central to help the prevention and treatment of the condition, according to a leading Health Psychologist from the University of Bedfordshire.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nonverbal signals can create bias against larger groups

If children are exposed to bias against one person, will they develop a bias against that person's entire group? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia social psychologist Allison Skinner. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Are kids hardwired for revenge?

Peter Blake, a Boston University associate professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of BU's Social Development and Learning Lab, set out to better understand how and when positive direct reciprocity—paying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New testosterone nasal spray offers patients an alternative

A newly patented, testosterone-containing nasal spray developed by a psychology professor at The University of Texas at Austin could provide those suffering from testosterone deficiency and other ailments, such as anxiety ...

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