Obsessively searching the Internet for fixes to real or perceived health problems creates more anxiety in those who have a lower tolerance for uncertainty, says a Baylor University researcher.
Not exactly, say the authors of a new study. However, they have identified a certain gene variation that causes people to notice the negative more quickly while also experiencing emotional events more vividly.
We have a general bias to read intentionality into things, to see things as happening for a reason, to believe that objects around us have been designed for some purpose.
A pilot study involving teenage girls at three UK schools found that those who took a six-lesson course on body image had "significant effects" on their self-esteem.
Researchers conducted a taste-testing experiment in which participants consumed single-malt Scotch in specially-designed rooms labeled "grassy," "sweet," and "woody." They claimed the taste was different in each room.
Never mind the fact that watches aren't as popular as they used to be: The Tikker has already blown past its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal. Writer John Kruzel thinks it might have something to do with the appeal of YOLO.
A recently published study confirms that the way in which you frame a refusal can help determine how successful you'll be with your personal goals.
Researchers found that looking at lots of food photos, such as those posted on Instagram or Pinterest, lessened the viewer's desire for certain foods over time.
A study claims that, compared to nonfiction and popular fiction, literary fiction engages the reader in a type of social interaction with the characters, requiring them to work harder to infer their motives and feelings.
New research suggests that playing a musical instrument could help slow or even prevent the age-related decline of certain mental functions, such as the ability to process data more efficiently without being affected by occasional errors.
The 141-year-old magazine announced that it will no longer allow readers to comment on its Web site, citing research to back up its claim that the tone of the discussions hindered the championing of science.
The basic technologies to enable us to look inside the brain and see its functioning are growing exponentially. And they're at a point now where we can actually see individual interneural connections forming and firing.
New research demonstrates that infants as young as eight months old understand that if an object is moving and appears to be in control of its movements, then it's got something inside it that's helping it to move.
Carnegie Mellon researchers sent postcards to utility customers telling them their electricity usage was being observed for one month. Within that time period, consumption fell by an average of 2.7 percent.
Newly published research involving data from European workers shows higher rates of job satisfaction among those in creative professions, due in part to having more autonomy in their schedules and types of work.