Psychology News

Do More Academic Challenges = Higher IQ?

Do More Academic Challenges = Higher IQ?

March 26th, 2015
The argument on the role of nature (genetics) verse nurture (environment) for influencing a person’s intelligence has taken a new chapter. Pennsylvania State University researchers believe more schooling -- and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools -- may be the ...
'Bystander Effect' Evident in Young Kids

‘Bystander Effect’ Evident in Young Kids

March 26th, 2015
As young as five years old, children begin to show the “bystander effect,” meaning that they are less likely to help a person in need when there are other children available to help, according to a new study published in the journal ...
Marital Partners Usually Share Religious Beliefs

Marital Partners Usually Share Religious Beliefs

March 26th, 2015
New research suggests we tend to marry people with similar religious or non-religious beliefs because we perceive they will have similar personality traits. Investigators from New Zealand's University of Otago believe this phenomenon, known as "religious homogamy" is partially a result of inferences ...
Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

March 26th, 2015
A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. "Our review of the literature suggests we have a ...
The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

March 25th, 2015
The mental health impact of failed fertility treatment has been explored in a recent study. Dr. Sofia Gameiro of Cardiff University, UK, and her team explored the factors that may affect women's mental health more than a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment. ...
MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25th, 2015
A new report by the Alzheimer's Association's discovered that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. Although physicians may be fearful of causing a patient distress, researchers found that more ...
Teens Need to Know Risks of Prescription Drugs

Teens Need to Know Risks of Prescription Drugs

March 25th, 2015
Today, more people die from legally prescribed drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined. While most teens and parents are well aware of the dangers of illegal drugs, many are still ignorant of the significant dangers of taking legal, prescription drugs, according to ...
Home Environment Packs Big Impact on Kids' IQ

Home Environment Packs Big Impact on Kids’ IQ

March 25th, 2015
A new study suggests a nurturing environment plays a strong role in enhancing a child’s intelligence. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the University of Virginia, and Lund University in Sweden discovered that young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher ...
Milk for Brain Health?

Milk for Brain Health?

March 25th, 2015
New research has discovered a link between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults. Although the University of Kansas (KU) research was not designed to show a cause and effect relationship, the ...
Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

March 25th, 2015
New research confirms that being born with a silver spoon in your mouth does not mean that you will live a happy, contented life. In fact, the wealthy often look for happiness in all the wrong places. In the study, Baylor University investigators ...