Those who feel they lack personal control over their lives tend to prefer a culture that imposes order. In turn, these "tighter" cultures perpetuate their existence by reducing a person's sense of individual control and increase their sense of collective control.
Women who experience anxiety while pregnant are more likely to give birth earlier than women who don't.
Rather than spending your free time browsing through social media or staring at your cell phone, researchers suggest taking a moment to just sit and think. Spending time alone with your thoughts can help problem-solving, enhance creativity, and improve overall well-being.
Study reveals people are more likely to believe lies and spread misinformation if they think the disinformation may become true in the future.
People who scored high for conscientiousness lived two years longer without a decline in cognitive function than those who were less conscientious. Those who scored lower for neuroticism and higher in extraversion were more likely to regain normal cognitive function following a diagnosis of MCI, suggesting those personality traits may be associated with neuroprotection.
People constantly underestimate other people's desire for constructive feedback, which may have harmful results for those looking for feedback.
An increase in depressive symptoms in adolescence has been linked to ozone exposure as a result of air pollution, even in areas that meet air quality standards.
The menstrual cycle may affect how PTSD symptoms are expressed and the severity of symptoms. Researchers found PTSD symptoms were elevated during the first days of the cycle when estradiol levels were low, and fewer symptoms were experienced closer to ovulation.
People overestimate feelings of awkwardness when talking to strangers and underestimate the enjoyment of deep, meaningful conversations with those we have just met.
Having too much free time can be almost as bad for your overall wellbeing as having little or no time to yourself, researchers report.
PTSD in trauma survivors is associated with an increased risk of complicated grief following the death of loved ones. Complicated grief is marked with symptoms of grief lingering and worsening over time, rather than fading.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger's sense of self-worth.