Psychology & Psychiatry

How the unconscious mind picks out faces in a crowd

Imagine you're walking down a busy street like Times Square in New York.  There are tons of people around.  As you make your way through the crowd, your brain notices several faces but ignores the rest.  Why is that?  ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New book challenges the concept of 'nudge'

Buying houses one can't afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one's diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dream symbols could help in psychotherapy

(Medical Xpress)—Dream images could provide insights into people's mental health problems and may help with their treatment, according to a psychology researcher from the University of Adelaide.

Health

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute and his team demonstrate that socioeconomically ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The unconscious at the helm

(Medical Xpress) -- A new University of Alberta study says when it comes to goal setting, your unconscious mind can be a great motivator.

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