Psychology News

These research articles involve many aspects of psychology such as cognitive psychology, depression studies, mental health, stress, happiness and neuropsychology, Scroll below for more specific categories.

Researchers uncovered how partisan media sentiment influences public perception of artificial intelligence (AI). They analyzed over 7,500 articles from both liberal and conservative media, finding that liberal-leaning media exhibit more negative sentiment towards AI than conservative media.
A new study suggests a correlation between higher cognitive abilities and voting "Remain" in the 2016 Brexit referendum. Analyzing data from 3,183 UK couples, the study found that individuals with higher cognitive skills, as well as those with spouses possessing higher cognitive abilities, were more likely to vote "Remain."
Research reveals that children of mothers experiencing high stress, anxiety, or depression during pregnancy may have a greater risk of mental health and behavior issues throughout childhood and adolescence. The study, analyzing data from 55 studies with over 45,000 participants, links maternal distress during pregnancy to children's externalizing behaviors, such as ADHD symptoms and aggression. Importantly, this effect persists even when postnatal psychological distress is considered.
Researchers explored the subtle influence of others' perspectives on human thinking. In a study involving 234 participants, they used blindfolds to examine whether people process the viewpoint of others spontaneously or if it depends on effort.
A new study reveals that magicians are less likely to face mental health challenges compared to other creative individuals like musicians and comedians. While creativity has often been linked to mental health issues, this research challenges that notion.
Researchers discovered a link between depression and reduced taurine levels in the hippocampus, a key brain region for memory and learning. Using advanced 7T MRI technology, researchers found significantly lower taurine concentrations in the hippocampus of young females with depression compared to healthy controls.
A new study introduces a novel approach to combat addiction by using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to alter the vivid imagery associated with addiction memories. This innovative therapy, coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy, shows promise in significantly reducing cravings and negative thought patterns in substance use disorders.
A new study reveals critical brain changes linked to suicide risk. The research identified overactive inflammation and the loss of protective brain mechanisms as key factors. This breakthrough supports the potential use of anti-inflammatory medications to mitigate suicide risk, particularly in early stages of suicidal ideation.
The largest UK community science study of its kind reveals significant health benefits associated with a ten-hour eating window. This form of intermittent fasting (IF) not only aids in weight loss but also enhances mood, energy, and reduces hunger levels.
A study exploring the link between brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity and the tendency for physical contact yielded inconclusive results, challenging earlier assumptions. Researchers attempted to replicate a 2012 study using infrared thermography to measure BAT activity, hypothesizing that lower activity might correlate with a greater need for physical contact.
A recent study reveals that keeping good news a secret can make individuals feel more energized and alive. The research involved over 2,500 participants and found that positive secrets, unlike negative or embarrassing ones, are often kept due to personal desires rather than external pressures.