Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual humans inspire patients to open up, study says

(Medical Xpress)—When we feel down and find ourselves at the doctor's office for help, the best person to get us to open up about our problems isn't a person at all. It's a computer.

Health

Social gaming promotes healthy behavior, reveals new research

Adding social gaming elements to a behavior tracking program led people to exercise more frequently and helped them decrease their body-mass index, according to new research from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Keck ...