How focussed attention can increase your desire
New study reveals that by increasing a person’s focus on a desirable object, they will want the object even more.
What spanking can do to your child
A new study shows that spanking children can lead to adverse mental problems in adulthood.
Distracted by hot dogs? Here's why
People are significantly distracted by junk food even when they are concentrating on other tasks.
Does offering an incentive to exercise have any effect?
Offering an incentive does not have a lasting effect on gym visits and on the commitment to exercise, study shows.
Is exercise strenuous for you? Try a sports product you believe in
Our expectations can affect how strenuous we find exercise. However, belief in the right product makes a difference.
Here’s how to buy a gift that someone will like
A study shows that gift recipient are happier with their gifts when the giver also buys it for themselves.
Why punishing your child will motivate bad behaviour
Punishing children to correct their bad behaviour will have an opposite effect.
How does hypnosis work?
Research shows what goes on in the brain during hypnosis and how suggestion can significantly modify the processing of stimuli...
Do we inherit our trusting disposition?
Trusting someone may be due to our genes while distrust seems to be primarily socialized.
Take photographs for better visual memory
New research shows that taking photographs may actually enhance our visual memory of our experiences but impair non-visual memory.
Exercise to feel better about your body image
Negative body image in women can be reversed with just 30 minutes of exercise.
Know yourself better to improve your ability to understand others
Through targeted training we can better understand ourselves and ultimately understand others better.
Why virtual reality makes dental visits less painful
Virtual Reality experiences help patients feel less anxious and less pain during dental visits.
Is insomnia in your genes?
A new study finds seven risk genes responsible for insomnia.
Culture affects how people lie
When people lie, their language changes, but it depends on their culture.
Testosterone makes men feel less wrong
Men given doses of testosterone performed poorly on a cognitive reflection test than a group given a placebo.
Racial bias starts at early age in children
Two new studies point at racial bias starting at a very young age in children six to nine month old.
Why you choose romantic partners who're similar to you
The people we date share many similarities – physically and personality wise according to a new study.
Why autism goes unrecognised in girls
Girls with autism have reasonably good social skills, which makes it difficult to recognise their autism.
How to love yourself out of debt
If the mere thought of your finances makes you cringe, it’s time to examine how you relate to money —...