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Too Fast, Too Slow: Judging–And Misjudging–Speeds
Video played at different speeds can quickly alter what people perceive as normal speed, according to research published in Scientific Reports . Leaving a highway to take an off-ramp may come with a similar distortion in speed perception, where fast speeds seem more normal than slower ones, and going the legal limit seems especially slow. The effect is quite robust. If you watch a lot of slow motion videos, then for a short while afterwards, relatively slo ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
People Favor Highly-Reviewed Products, Even When They Shouldn’t
When we re trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that people tend to favor a product that has more reviews, even when it ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Negative Outcomes Spur the Depressed to Say ‘I Saw It Coming’
Imagine that after a few stressful weeks, you ve finally arrived at your vacation spot a beachside resort you booked online but have never seen in person. How will this scenario play out What are the odds that this hotel is a nightmare A dream come true In person, the hotel is unexpectedly small and shabby and the ocean is nowhere to be seen. Did you see that coming Wasn t it just bound to happen It is often difficult to recall how we initially felt about ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Low-Income Extraverts Spend More on Status Than Introverted Peers
The types of goods and services that low-income individuals buy may depend, at least in part, on their personality traits, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our findings suggest that extraverts compensate for having low income by spending more on items and experiences that reflect higher status, says researcher Blaine Landis of University College London, first author on t ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Parenting style reduces kids' distress in war
Researchers in Israel have surveyed parents and children in a region that recently experienced an armed conflict. They found that maternal authoritativeness and warmth helped to protect against psychological distress and mental health symptoms in children exposed to war. Growing up in a war zone, children are exposed to dangerous events that threaten their safety and this can cause a variety of psychological symptoms including anxiety, depression and postt ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't
A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact they have not. The findings mean that in these kinds of study it is vital to check claims of having quit using an objective measure. This nationwide study followed five large smoking cessation clinical trials in the US that enrolled smokers at hospitalization. At 6- ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Death anxiety: The fear that drives us?
Death is something that we all, sooner or later, have to face. But how do we respond to it Why are some of us more afraid than others And what is it, exactly, that scares us about death We offer an overview of theories related to death anxiety, and what you can do to address it.
Medical News Today - Sun. Aug 13
Brain activity higher in women than men, study finds
Some brain disorders are much more common in women than men, but why A new study may help to shed light on this sex difference, after finding that many brain regions are much more active in women.
Medical News Today - Fri. Aug 11
'Hearing voices' and the role of expectation
A recent study investigates hallucinations using a 125-year-old experimental design. The scientists wanted to understand why many people hear voices but only some find them disturbing.
Medical News Today - Fri. Aug 11
Surprising ways your partner can affect your health
Your choice of partner can affect your health in many ways, both positively and negatively. Anything from their exercise habits and working hours to their personality can have an impact on your well-being. We investigate the surprising ways that your significant other can affect your health.
Medical News Today - Tue. Aug 8
Action video games decrease gray matter, study finds
A new study suggests that playing action video games can be detrimental to the brain, reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus. Specialists should exert caution in advising video gameplay to improve cognition, the study authors urge.
Medical News Today - Tue. Aug 8
Left, right, or ambidextrous: What determines hand preference?
When you pick up your phone to read the daily science news, do you use your right hand or your left hand Or do you use both hands equally Scientists have begun to unravel the mystery of handedness.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 7
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