Have you ever been faced with a difficult decision? And did that decision make you question why it presented itself? As humans we must cope with decision making every day. A new study has shown how many people blame outside factors in the process.
Have you ever been on a first date that went so terribly wrong you vowed to never see that person again? You may not be alone. It turns out that people tend to cling to first impressions and have a tough time getting over them.
Scientists have discovered that one way to cope with stress is to share your feelings with someone whose emotional reactions are similar to your own.
Based on a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal, nightmares have a greater emotional effect than bad dreams. Their findings focused on the emotional impact of these dreams and how fear might play a role.
Our childhood memories begin to fade away by the time our seventh birthday rolls around, according to psychologists at Emory University. The loss of these memories is known as "childhood amnesia."
Many of us have had this experience: you’re sure that something has changed, but unable to say what it is. Perhaps a colleague has new glasses, or has grown a beard. For all of your trying to identify the exact change, you’re only aware that something is different.
What's your first reaction when you win something? For an athlete, it's not very sportsmanlike. Scientists have shown that an athlete's first, instinctive reaction is to display dominance over his opponent.
Gifted children are likely to be the next generation's innovators and leaders, but are they getting lost in the classroom? Scientists have discovered that the exceptionally smart are often invisible at school and are lacking the curricula, teacher input and external motivation to reach their full po...
While most high school students feel relatively safe in their schools, it turns out that a significant number of these same students are concerned about the possibility of a mass shooting in their school or community. A new poll reveals that high school seniors are more gun conscious than ever befor...
There may be a new therapy for treating adolescent girls with PTSD. Scientists have found that a modified form of prolonged exposure therapy, in which patients revisit and recount aloud their trauma-related thoughts, feelings and situations, shows greater success than supportive counseling for treat...
Want to increase your personal savings? Then you may want to take a leaf out of Bill Murray's character in the movie "Groundhog Day." Researchers have discovered that a cyclical mindset may be more effective at encouraging short-term savings than the typical linear, goal-oriented approach to time.
You might think that religion may deter business, but researchers have now found that the opposite is true. It turns out that businesses with head offices in places with high levels of "religiosity" are less likely to experience stock price crashes as a result of not disclosing bad financial news.