Psychology news archive 2018
Very shy people are more likely to suffer “hangxiety” – anxiety during a hangover – than their extrovert friends, new research shows.
Female vets still face discrimination, a new study has revealed.
Employers and employees must work together to tackle issues of confidence and motivation, as a new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveals day-to-day experiences in the workplace are the biggest drivers for burnout and exit from the veterinary profession.
Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking for volunteers to help them explore whether assigning a more positive meaning to a stressful event can reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing.
Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes.
Theresa May was put on a “glass cliff” when she became UK prime minister after the Brexit vote, a leading researcher says.
A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) and involving University of Exeter research.
MPs will consider a report by scientists on the services available to people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Teenagers’ attachment to their smart phones is being harnessed to prevent anxiety and depression and improve wellbeing.
“I suppose I’d say I was high-functioning but still a problem drinker. I drank in the evenings and although I wasn’t in trouble with the police, or going broke, or getting ill, if you drink at that level, it takes a toll.”
BBC Radio 4 has today announced the results of The Loneliness Experiment, a nationwide survey conducted by BBC Radio 4’s All In The Mind in collaboration with Wellcome Collection. It is the largest survey into the issue of loneliness to date.
People who think dogs are exceptionally intelligent are barking up the wrong tree, new research shows.
Pheasants that more strongly favoured one foot over the other die younger than those that don’t, new research suggests.
What do captive flamingos do at night, when their zoo or wildlife park is closed?
Scientists have discovered that beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause.
A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out.
Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies turn their eyes black to warn other fish when they are feeling aggressive, new research shows.
An educational psychologist has created stories to help children deal with issues such as anxiety and depression.
Being torn about which personal goals to pursue is associated with symptoms of psychological distress, new research shows.
A public exhibition will feature poems, cartoons and images created by well-known artists working with people with dementia.
The links between caffeine, physical activity and mood will be examined by a new University of Exeter study.
A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia.
Warmer springs create a “mismatch” where hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars, new research shows.
Exeter experts are working on new treatments for Bipolar Disorders this World Bipolar Day (30 March).
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Problem-solving powers may help to explain why grey squirrels have taken over from native red squirrels in the UK, new research says.
A new survey about people’s experiences of loneliness launches today on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind.
People who have bipolar or cyclothymic disorder and live in Devon are being recruited for a scientific study.
Dominant male pheasants learn faster than their downtrodden rivals, new research shows.
The University of Exeter is inviting Armed Forces veterans who were deployed to a combat zone during their career to take part in a research study.
A new international report gives the clearest evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in older adults.
People aged over 60 who suffer minor memory problems are needed for a new study at the University of Exeter.
Animals, including humans, can make surprisingly good decisions just based on the food in their stomach, new research suggests.
Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, new research suggests.