Research suggests that a simple memory test can have a noticeable impact on how old some older adults feel, aging them about five years in the span of five minutes.
An avalanche of chronic stress — driven by concerns ranging from parenting to discrimination — disproportionately affects poor mothers and fathers, according to initial results from a multi-state study.
Product ads often feature sexual imagery, presumably to entice potential buyers. New research suggests that women tend to find such ads off-putting, unless the advertised item is priced high enough.
Visual images in the mind — like a bright sunny day — have a corresponding effect on the size of our pupils, as if we were actually seeing the image.
One way to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior is to emphasize the long life expectancy of a nation, and not necessarily its imminent downfall, researchers find.
A sample of new research exploring the serotonin transporter-linked polymorphism and major depression, the geography of intimate partner abuse, and parenting and depression in adolescence.
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Blogs By Wray Herbert
Wray Herbert has been writing about psychology and behavioral science for many years. He has been a staff writer and editor for Science News, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and Newsweek. He is currently a contributor to Huffington Post and Scientific American Mind. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other national publications.
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