psychology

Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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Cell phone users hear ‘phantom ringing’


September 12th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide can feel their cell phones buzzing in their pockets, only to be taken for a ride by the phantom ringing. It may ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s hits women more severely than men


August 26th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Alzheimer's hits women more severely than men, even when both are in the same stage of the disease.Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire discovered that men ... Read more...

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Hathaway incredible in ‘Dark Knight Rises’: Nolan


July 11th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) Director Christopher Nolan says Anne Hathaway's work in the "The Dark Knight Rises" as villainous cat burglar is so good that people will be ... Read more...

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Counting to 10 could make you angrier still


July 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Never count to 10 when you're feeling angry, it could only make it much worse. Focusing on a situation only makes people angrier, tests show."The worst ... Read more...

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Parents with more kids less likely to catch cold


July 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) If you are a parent, then you are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents, says a latest research."We have had a long-term ... Read more...

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Faking love can lead to real romance


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Behaving as if you have really flipped for someone can make you fall in love, according to latest research. Richard Wiseman, professor of psychology at the ... Read more...

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‘Savdhan India’ tries to analyse crime, sensitize people (With Images)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, who is co-anchoring crime-based show "Savdhan India" with Gaurav Chopra, describes it as an analytical programme trying to figure out why crime happens, ... Read more...

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Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

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A third of men on Facebook provoke others


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 3 (IANS) Women spend 81 minutes daily on Facebook, writing more about emotions and relationships, while men devoted 64 minutes per day. What's more, a third of ... Read more...

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There is a magician in everybody’s heart: P C Sorcar Jr (interview)


April 1st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Famed magician Prodip Chandra Sorcar - more popularly known as P.C. Sorcar Jr - is set to start a school for teaching the art in ... Read more...

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China has 7 million lottery addicts


March 26th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) A study in China has revealed that of the country's over 200 million lottery players, seven million are lottery addicts.The survey has been conducted by Lottery ... Read more...

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Satisfying toddlers’ calls for attention cements bond


March 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 20 (IANS) Satisfying toddlers' calls for attention cements the bonds between the children and their parents in the long term.A Concordia University study is the first to show ... Read more...

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Pauline Quirke reveals that her weight problems made her miserable


March 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pauline Quirke has revealed her struggle with her weight since childhood. The actress said her weight problems made her “miserable” at some time in her life. The ... Read more...

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Intelligence genes may not be tied to sharp brain


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Genes thought to be linked to intelligence may have no bearing on our mental sharpness and identifying its specific genetic roots may still be a long ... Read more...

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Fearing something magnifies its hold on you


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The more you fear a spider, the bigger it insect will seem to be. Simply told, fearing something only magnifies its hold on you and distracts ... Read more...

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Self-improvement promotes teamwork, social skills


February 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Winning may have its uses, but playing in an environment that values self-improvement encourages teamwork and initiative, social skills and a sense of identity, a ... Read more...

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`Dog Whisperer’ says he has always chased his dreams


January 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) When he was little, Cesar Millan dreamed of being the "best dog trainer in the world" and says his mother told him ... Read more...

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Psychologists propose solution against prejudice


January 29th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Girls are not as good as boys in playing soccer, nor are they clued into cars, but they know how to dance better and stay away ... Read more...

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Having a friend helps stick to resolutions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) People begin New Year resolutions seriously enough -- only to abandon them midway. But having a friend can boost the likelihood of sticking to them, suggests ... Read more...

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Excessive ritualism linked to mental disorder


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) Hypersensitivity and sticking to childhood rituals may be an early warning sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later. Its symptoms include excessive washing or cleaning, ... Read more...

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Age no bar to quick decision making


December 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Age is no bar to quick decision making. Older people can be trained to respond faster in decision-making tasks even though ageing brains seem to slow ... Read more...

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Bits of adversity toughen you up like steel


December 18th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Going through adversities might seem like a bitter pill to swallow, but such experiences often help people develop resilience. "Of course, everybody's heard the aphorism: 'Whatever ... Read more...

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Fretting over decisions creates dissatisfaction


December 16th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) You have been looking out for a new microwave oven that would suit your budget and requirements but the simple quest becomes quite an ordeal over ... Read more...

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At 50, people are at their competitive best


December 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A British study says men and women in their 50s are now rather more willing to pit themselves against others than ever before.Indeed, it is ­actually ... Read more...

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Year-old babies track word patterns to support learning


December 11th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Babies are highly attuned to communicating and motivated to interact and also make for great listeners, new research revealsDuring the first year of life when babies ... Read more...

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Infants can figure out whether you’re sincere or not


December 7th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) Infants are quite capable of figuring out whether you are sincere or not -- they will be wary if they have been tricked previously, reveals a ... Read more...

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Concerns about teen ’sexting’ overblown: Researchers


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerns about teen sexting - appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images or videos via cell phone or the Internet - may be overblown with the ... Read more...

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Keep smiling to look young


November 11th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) While many women may feel a face-lift or anti-ageing creams are the only ways to look young, a study has suggested it is the smile that ... Read more...

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Why give kids money, not uniforms, rights panel asks MCD


October 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A panel for child rights has issued a notice to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on a complaint against a proposal to distribute ... Read more...

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Babies have a sense of fairness, altruism


October 9th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) A sense of fairness and altruism is present in babies as young as 15 months; they can tell when a food item is being distributed equally ... Read more...

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What is the key to achieving greatness?


October 6th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) What makes one great? Is it intelligence alone or does it also include sustained practice?Working memory capacity - closely related to general intelligence - may sometimes ... Read more...

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Elders know better: Study


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Elders can make better decisions than those who are younger, a study claims.The study found that adults aged 60 and over were better at strategising their ... Read more...

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I was terrible: Jane Lynch


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jane Lynch says she used to be very "terrible" like her character in the television series "Glee".Lynch played a character named Sue Sylvester in ... Read more...

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Don’t remember? Or don’t think you remember?


September 15th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) One day you notice a group of boys passing by in a park. The next day you learn police are looking for someone to identify him ... Read more...

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