Psychology news archive 2019
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their calves, new research has found.
Close friendships improve the survival chances of rhesus macaques, new research shows.
Leadership during cooperation runs in the family for tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies, new research shows.
Watching the behaviour and body language of zoo animals could be the key to understanding and improving their welfare, new research suggests.
Research on zoo animals focuses more on “familiar” species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists say.
Flamingos at the Oakland Zoo are at their flamboyant best thanks to scientists at the University of Exeter.
A spectacular weekend of sound, light, music and art will bring together regional and international artists to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing.
Middle-aged people are lonelier than older adults and young people, new research suggests.
Men’s empathy for other men who sexually harass women may help explain why they are more likely to blame victims, new research suggests.
Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol.
A University of Exeter scientist has won a gold award for his research into the nocturnal behaviour of flamingos.
If you want to live a healthier life and help save the planet then the science points to eating less meat.
Psychologists might hold the key to reducing soil erosion that wrecks pasture land belonging to the Maasai tribe in Tanzania.
A new study has revealed a range of factors that cause a variation in predation by magpies on farmland songbirds.
Artists are being invited to bid for a commission to take part in an innovative project that will combine science and the arts to explore mental health, starting at the Cornish coast.
A daily intake of nutritional supplements won’t help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has revealed.
Long-term MDMA users have higher levels of empathy than cannabis and other drugs users, new research suggests.
Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests.
Drinking tea or coffee, exercising and imagining events are things that most of us do sometimes, but they might tell us more about how people with bipolar disorder can manage their condition.
A leading Clinical Neuropsychologist from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious award for his work.