- From sexual posing to critical thinking, our departing writer Alex Fradera’s greatest hits
After nearly eight years educating and entertaining readers with his reports on the latest psychology research, our staff writer Dr…
- How you react to stress may predict brain health
New research suggests that the way we respond to minor daily stressors may affect our cognition and brain health well into old age.
- “National narcissism” is rife, finds survey of 35 countries
By Jesse Singal. Students from 35 nations estimated their countries were, in sum, responsible for 1,156.4 per cent of human history.
- How your personality could affect your longevity
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk.
- How the Holiday Season Can Illuminate Our Compassion
As the anticipated holiday season approaches, a sense of cheer and excitement is nestled in the wintry air. Multi-colored lights shine throughout residential neighborhoods, illuminating the Christmas [...]
- Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust
Study uses game theory model to show that MDMA increases cooperative behavior among trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.
- A Link Between Marijuana Legalization & Car Crashes? Nonsense
In October, the Highway Loss Data Institute and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a self-published report that suggested there’s a strong correlational link between automobile [...]
- What Your Sleep Reveals About Your Personality
Introverts and extraverts react differently to sleep deprivation. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). [...]
- A Calming Way To Improve Your Body Image (S)
Body dissatisfaction is linked to weight gain and psychological problems such as eating disorders. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-fre [...]
- Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation.
- Best of Our Blogs: November 20, 2018
All the expectations that come with holiday parties can be overwhelming and stressful. But there are ways to manage the rest of the year’s activities by beginning now. Can you...
- The mood-stabilising effect of taking the pill has “downstream benefits” for women’s relationships, claims new study
By Christian Jarrett. The study's cross-sectional design means other interpretations are possible.
- Instant Chemistry Doesn’t Mean True Love
Instant attraction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Do you want to find true love in a more relaxed way, without all the pressure of everyone knowing that you’re...
- The Personality Disorder Linked To Social Media Use
The modern way to develop a personality disorder. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore P [...]
- Caffeine Takes This Long To Kick In And Wear Off (S)
Surprisingly, men are more sensitive than women to the effects of coffee, the study also found. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free e [...]