Study illuminates the 'pain' of social rejection
Physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection "hurt" in the same way, a new study shows.
Study suggests precognition may be possible
Friends with cognitive benefits: Mental function improves after certain kinds of socializing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems, a new University of Michigan study shows. But conversations that are competitive in tone, rather than cooperative, ...
Addressing negative thoughts most effective in fighting loneliness
Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was the most effective intervention for loneliness, a sweeping analysis of previous research has determined. The findings may help physicians and psychologists develop ...
Study demonstrates sexual attraction to those who resemble our parents, ourselves
Superstition proved to improve performance
Wash away your doubts when you wash your hands
Washing your hands "wipes the slate clean," removing doubts about recent choices. That's the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the current (May 7) issue of Science.
Facebook profiles capture true personality, according to new psychology research
Online social networks such as Facebook are being used to express and communicate real personality, instead of an idealized virtual identity, according to new research from psychologist Sam Gosling at The University of Texas ...
'Bionic man' goes on show at British musuem
A "bionic man" costing one million dollars went on display on Tuesday at Britain's Science Museum, complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.
Lost letter experiment suggests wealthy London neighborhoods are 'more altruistic'
Neighbourhood income deprivation has a strong negative effect on altruistic behaviour when measured by a 'lost letter' experiment, according to new UCL research published today in PLOS ONE.
Humans might be hard-wired to 'love thy neighbor'
(HealthDay) -- The amount of physical space between people may influence how they react to each other in certain situations, new research suggests.
Yankee fans keep enemy Red Sox closer, study shows
Fans of the New York Yankees incorrectly perceive Fenway Park, home of the archrival Boston Red Sox, to be closer to New York City than is Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, a study by New York University psychologists ...
Death tolls spur pro-war stance, study finds
Within hours this summer, 30 American troops died in a strike in Afghanistan and millions of American investors watched the Dow Jones Average shed an astonishing 634 points in one day.
Facebook, Yahoo to test 'six degrees of separation'
Yahoo Inc. and Facebook Inc. are joining forces to test an iconic 1960s-era social experiment that showed there are just six degrees of separation between most people on the planet.