Single baby boomers have a lonely old age ahead according to new statistics from Bowling Green State
University's National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR).
How power can fuel the overconfidence that causes people in leadership positions
to make bad decisions.
The ability to recognize and remember faces is best when we are aged 30-34 - ten years
later than most of our other mental abilities.
When individuals are faced with making a choice that could result in
short-term reward or longer-term benefit, those provided with complete information about the options tend to opt for
the quick result.
Infants who are excellent at processing novel information when they are
just 6- and 12-months-old are likely to demonstrate excellence in intelligence tests and academic achievements
as young adults in their 20's.
Research from the University of Oregon published in Psychological Science
suggests that short-term memory capacity is a strong predictor of IQ.
Electrophysiological evidence that decisions thought to be based on guesswork or gut feelings may actually draw on valid memories that cannot be consciously accessed.
Purchasing experiences rather than possessions
results in increased well-being for consumers and others around them.
Research has shed new light on "gut feelings" arguing that they are real psychological
phenomena that should be taken seriously.
While we tend to believe that we are capable of forming independent opinions, what other people think can
influence our conclusions, with negative attitudes resulting in the biggest changes.
Longing for something intensely (like a holiday or food) can
change an individual's choice making processes with a wider array of options considered than would normally be
Research sheds new light on the mental processes involved in "counterfactual
thinking" in which past decisions are reviewed and alternatives evaluated.
Study supports the popular notion that men and women differ when it comes to colour
A new consensus that scientists are reaching on the origins and
mechanisms of morality.
Two studies shed light on the process of learning new languages.
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's
College London have found higher rates of schizophrenia and other psychoses in certain ethnic minority groups and
also that parental separation in childhood is associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis later in life.