Teenagers can get a kick out of taking risks, but all that seems to change when they’re with mom. According to a new study, the adolescent brain processes risk and reward differently when mom is paying attention. In the study,
Another year, another chance to fantasize about how much you’ll improve your life this year and then forget all your New Year’s resolutions by the time you get a week into January. For many of us, there’s a wide gap
If you use social media regularly, you probably know that there there are good sides and bad sides that come with the level of hyperconnectedness that sites like Facebook make possible. On one hand, Facebook has the capability to bring
What’s the best gift to get someone, is it OK to regift that ugly sweater your aunt got you for Christmas, and can science solve all your gift giving problems? Answers: I have no idea, yes, and maybe. While psychology
What makes a person decide to strike out on their own and start a business? The answer may depend on that person’s age. Several psychology studies have shed light on how entrepreneurial activity changes across the lifespan. For many, a
Schizophrenia is one of the most well-researched mental health conditions. Various studies have looked in depth at the genetic underpinnings of the disorder, the cognitive traits associated with it, and the most effective treatment options. Some scientists, though, have asked
It’s one thing to judge someone’s attractiveness based only on their looks, without considering their personality or non-physical traits. But researchers from Australia and the United States went a step further: they took people’s faces out of the equation too.
If you want to feel more optimistic about what the future holds, sometimes it helps to look at the past. That’s because taking a minute to bask in nostalgic memories can make you feel more positive about what’s in store.
Is turning on an audiobook during your morning commute just another example of the dangers of distracted driving, or can help keep you alert and driving safely? Both, apparently. To explore this question, researchers from University of Guelph, in Canada,
We often take it for granted that being in a romantic relationship is a good thing and that being single means being relatively lonely. Culturally, the common message seems to be that having a long-term romantic partner is preferable, and