Babies have a certain genius when it comes to learning language, and it turns out that some of the pieces of language acquisition are already in place at birth. In particular, babies seem to have brains that react differently to
Chess is a game that involves critical thinking, focus, spatial reasoning, and a whole range of complex cognitive skills. It’s also a game that’s just plain fun. Put those two things together, and you might have the perfect teaching tool.
Maybe unethical behavior makes your blood boil, or maybe it just plain disgusts you. Apparently, whether immoral actions provoke disgust or anger in you influences how you’ll respond. Psychologists have known that people can react to immoral behavior with anger
Forget your weekly therapy appointment. What about your weekly therapy dog appointment? A group of psychologists in the UK have found that even spending a short period of time with a therapy dog can be good for your mental health.
In school, did you have that one teacher who was an easy A? And then that one who was ready to pounce on any little error? Which one was more popular? Maybe you’ve encountered this situation in other aspects of
If you’re happy and you know it, tell someone. Unless that person’s having a bad day and you don’t want to rub it in. A new study from researchers in New Zealand and the United States suggests that people’s ability
In a way, lying is one of the most human acts. It draws on our unique cognitive abilities, from planning ahead to mentally simulating other people’s perspectives. Because lying is such a complex process, psychology researchers have long been interested
A little liquid courage can take the edge off anxiety, but too much liquid courage can cause all sorts of problems. Self-medicating with the anxiety-reducing properties of alcohol has been put forward as one possible explanation for why people with
You probably know that a little exercise can do a lot for your mood. And if you read the AllPsych blog often, you know that simply telling people not to exercise for a week reliably lowers their life satisfaction. Now,
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how giving children less autonomy puts them at higher risk for anxiety. Now a group of psychologists in Australia have proposed a solution to this problem: online interventions for overprotective parents. The researchers