Don’t look down … do we develop a fear of heights because of past bad experiences or are some of us just born that way?
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
Computer training can decrease children’s biases.
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
The concept of mindfulness differs depending on who you speak to.
There is no clear-cut definition of what mindfulness actually is. This has potentially serious implications.
Repression is a defensive process where the mind forgets or places events, thoughts and memories we cannot acknowledge or bear elsewhere.
The debate about the nature of early trauma memories and their recovery isn't new.
Careful crossing that road!
Beware unicycling clowns ...
Are two heads better than one?
Stockbrokers, police officers and radiologists are among those that may benefit from new research findings on how to make decisions under uncertainty.
Dissociative identity disorder is a serious and valid mental illness.
Dissociative identity disorder - previously known as multiple personality disorder - occurs when a child's development is disrupted by trauma, preventing them forming a strong sense of self.
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Hans Eysenck's denial that he was Jewish throws light on the psychological problems faced by refugees who belong to persecuted ethnic groups.
Rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Bradley Cooper’s character in Silver Linings Playbook had bipolar disorder.
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One person with a given diagnosis can be entirely different, symptomatically speaking, from another with the same diagnosis.
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Once, only the elite were allowed to be stressed. Now, the term has been democratised. But to whose benefit?
A new study analysing the outcomes of couple's therapy shows computers are getting ever closer to determining what we are really think and feel.
Compared to extraverts, introverts tend to be relatively passive, quiet and reserved.
Introverts might think they will not make good leaders but with some encouragement research shows they make capable leaders.
When you quit in frustration, little eyes are watching and learning.
Persistence and self-control are valuable traits that can help kids succeed in school and beyond. A new study suggests infants can learn stick-to-itiveness by watching adults persist in a difficult task.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
Final year is stressful enough – without having to run 26 miles.
New research gives weight to Noam Chomsky's idea of a universal language ability.
Autism has become a default consideration for any child who struggles socially, behaviourally, or with sensory stimuli.
There are several problems with the recently released guidelines for diagnosing autism. But the fundamental issue is that we're striving for diagnosis first, and help later.
It is only nothingness … for ever and ever.
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It is possible to turn a fear of death into a motivational tool.
Modern life has removed real fear as an experience for most of us. But this basic animal emotion is crucial to the human experience