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Psychological Research/Surveys Thread (October)

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 11
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 16

Weekly Discussion Thread (October 7-13)

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 3
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 19

Practicing yoga can help reduce paranoid thoughts, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and obsessive thoughts in prison inmates, according to new research published in frontiers in psychiatry

Author : amber0011
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 942
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 17

A new study shows that the reason why a majority (76%) of us struggle to solve statistical problems is because of fixed mindset: we tend to stick with the familiar methods we previously learned in school, which could blind us to the existence and application of potentially simpler solutions

Author : amber0011
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 7
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 1

First ever meta-analysis on Indian lead exposure reveals link to devastating intellectual disability in children. At low levels, one µg/dL of lead contamination in the blood causes more than half a point of IQ decrement.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 187
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 6

How Empathy Affects The Way You Process and Enjoy Music

Author : aabouzid3
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 107
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 15

If you worry, you wear out your ability to think, problem-solve, and get things done.

Author : nhobson00004
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1,295
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 53

Child Psychologist - CBT Psychology For Personal Development

Author : erezelias1
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 0

Diabetics up to 10 times more likely to die from alcoholism, study warns. Sufferers are significantly more likely to die by suicide or from alcohol related issues because of the toll on their mental health caused by managing the condition, a study has found.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 4
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 3

An altered 'perception of illusory control' helps explain why some people are more superstitious than others

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 2
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 0

Study suggests that people are not constrained by specific learning style, and have the ability to learn in different ways.

Author : pssyched
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 16
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 0

Study Provides Insights on the Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance. The investigators found that both aerobic exercise and upright posture improved visual working memory compared with passive and seated conditions.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 207
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 6

Abnormal Vision in Childhood Can Affect Brain Functions

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 12
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

Why is it fun to be frightened? - "Guests reported significantly higher mood, and felt less anxious and tired, directly after their trip through the haunted attraction. The more terrifying the better: Feeling happy afterward was related to rating the experience as highly intense and scary."

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 13
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

Thinking outside the box: Adults with ADHD not constrained in creativity - People often believe those with ADHD face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a new study finds that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative tasks, which could help them on the job.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 683
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 71

What Are We Like? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Worst Of Human Nature

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

We make judgements quite rationally or "by the gut". Not only experience and relevant information play an important role, but also our preferences. A study shows how the reward system in the brain conveys judgements affected by one's own desires.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

Research on background music while working shows it mostly has a positive outcome on productivity and aids certain cognitive processes

Author : Shred77
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 505
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 24

A new double-blind, placebo-controlled trial identifies effective ketamine doses (two subanesthetic dosage levels) for treatment-resistant depression, which were more effective than an active placebo in reducing depression symptoms over a three-day period.

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 123
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 19

Magic Mushrooms May Be an FDA-Approved Drug for Anxiety and Depression in the Near Future

Author : psychothumbs
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 372
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 23

USC scientists map brain region linked to Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 3
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1

Nice People Finish Last When It Comes To Money - "Agreeable people who place less value on money at a financial disadvantage, study says"

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 711
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 122

Can People With Borderline Personality Disorder Change?

Author : aabouzid3
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 11
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 2

What Are We Like? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Worst Of Human Nature

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 12
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 2

Empirical evidence of mental health risks posed by climate change

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 4
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 1

Religious freedom laws may be linked to poorer self-reported health among people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or are unsure of their sexual orientation. Prior research show sexual minorities have greater rates of poor mental health, due to discrimination, harassment, and stigma they often endure.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 0
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 1

The problems with popular psychology (disorder labeling, left-right brain, MBTI, etc.)

Author : Shred77
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 3
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 0

Muscular men prefer an unequal society, suggests a new study (n=6,349). Men with large upper-bodies have a tendency to favour inequality in society and a limited redistribution of resources. The results challenge the belief that our political views are formed by logic and reason alone.

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 953
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 255

The mental mechanics of flow state. For peak performers reaching flow, it's the careful combination of challenge-finding plus skill-building.

Author : nhobson00004
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 9
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 0

General Anesthesia May Unmask Hidden Cognitive Decline

Author : Psychnews
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 0

How to Identify Teenage Victims of Child Sexual Abuse?

Author : Psychnews
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 0

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 18
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 0

Am I normal? The top five problems raised by teens | Navigating life as a teenager can be hard, and when you need support, asking for it can be the biggest challenge.

Author : PeteWenzel
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 13
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 0

People from Western and East Asian cultures had consistently different ideas of what facial expressions indicate the moment of orgasm. Specifically, Western participants expected widened eyes and gaping mouths, while East Asian participant’s ideas culminated in a slight, tight-lipped smile.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 2

Why people with borderline personality are so hard to please: New study suggests that, rather than being only sensitive to social rejection, people with borderline personality disorder are sensitive even to acceptance, so they chronically feel rejected, even when the opposite is happening to them.

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 64
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 12

A study shows that altruism and prosocial behavior can be trained in humans and could be used to create more harmonious societies

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 68
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 5

Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 0

White Americans see many immigrants as ‘illegal’ until proven otherwise, study finds. Political rhetoric, racist stereotypes drive false notions about immigrant criminality

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 22
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 9

Psychologists' face off reveals humans can recognise 5,000 people - University of York says first evidence-based study nails down facial-recognition ability

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 692
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 20

There’s a fascinating psychological story behind why your favourite fictional baddies all have a truly evil laugh

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 10
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 0

Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 178
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 12

Do-gooders get voted off island first: People don't really like unselfish colleagues, psychologists find

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 12
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 3

Muscular Men Prefer an Unequal Society - "A new study reports physicality and political attitudes may be linked, for men at least. Researchers found more muscular men tend to prefer political attitudes that favor inequality..."

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 13
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 15

Freeloaders beware: incentives to foster cooperation are just around the corner - "Numerical simulations show that it is possible to coerce people to collaborate for the common good"

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 2
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 0

Husband’s disapproval of his wife’s friends predicts divorce among White couples, even after controlling for potentially confounding factors, such as income and marital quality, finds a new study (n=355 Black and White couples).

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 964
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 82

"How to play 20 questions with nature and lose: Reflections on 100 years of brain-training research", Katz et al 2018

Author : gwern
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 0

Teenage Mental Health - A Modern Epidemic

Author : WhatTHEll2u
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 0

"UK Biobank shares the promise of big data: UK Biobank contains a wealth of data on genetics, health and more from 500,000 participants. A detailed overview of the biobank and an analysis of its brain-imaging data show the value of this resource"

Author : gwern
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 2
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 0

The order of response options on online questionnaires impacts respondents' choice, suggests a new study. The first option is chosen most often. This ‘primacy effect’ is higher for people without a degree, and may be due to a reluctance to spend time and effort reading all the answers (n=22,910).

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 34
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 5

Similarity in shame and its repercussions across 15 world cultures points to the emotion’s survival function

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 2
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 1

Psychiatrists are using VR to submerge patients in virtual worlds that allow them to face their fears without consequence. A new study shows that these worlds and the virtual therapists that inhabit them can reduce fear of heights by 67%.

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 651
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 30

Grand Theft Fallacy: Why violent video games are actually related to reductions in real world violence

Author : InDissent
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 38
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 26

A content analysis of an online pro-eating disorder community on Reddit

Author : nanaimo
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 0
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 25

Researchers have developed two new illusions that reveal how the senses can influence each other - in particular, how sound can give rise to visual illusions - a phenomenon called postdiction in which a stimulus that occurs later can retroactively affect our perceptions of an earlier event.

Author : ShelbySmith27
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 9
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 0

"Genome-wide meta-analysis of depression in 807,553 individuals identifies 102 independent variants with replication in a further 1,507,153 individuals", Howard et al 2018

Author : gwern
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 8
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 1

A huge rise in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs is potentially posing a threat to the environment. “Antidepressant and antianxiety medications are found everywhere, in sewage, surface water, ground water, drinking water, soil, and accumulating in wildlife tissues

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 20
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 1

"Polygenic Score Analysis Of Educational Achievement And Intergenerational Mobility", Rustichini et al 2018

Author : gwern
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 0
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 1

Scientists have produced detailed maps of what they call the “human feeling space”, showing how each of dozens of these subjective feelings is associated with a unique set of bodily sensations.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 653
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 27

Behavioral economics with a similar issue... A meta-analysis of 93 studies found “no statistically significant differences” in the persuasive power of public-health messages when framed in terms of loss as opposed to gain.

Author : Stauce52
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 3
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 0

“My-side bias” makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 5
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 3

Making good decisions isn’t about getting rid of emotions. On the contrary. You need your emotions – both good and bad – to make the best possible choices.

Author : nhobson00004
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 84
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 4

VR is Helping Solve Schizophrenic Auditory Hallucinations

Author : MaiYoKo
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 3
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 1

More physically attractive women tend to have more intelligent husbands, suggests a new study in the journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences (n ~ 10,000).

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1,070
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 175

New Zealand Kids Get Into Killing Animals and Love Doing It

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 57
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 53

Cyborg Maze Running Rats wearing Wizard Hats

Author : russellprose
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 0

A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer's Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 24
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 1

A cartography of consciousness – researchers map where subjective feelings are located in the body

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 16
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 0

Researchers have discovered that the same gene which increases your risk of depression following financial stress as you grow older also reduces your chance of depression associated with friendship and relationships stresses when young- your social network.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 377
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 20

[The Guardian] Open science is now the only way forward for psychology

Author : Stauce52
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 24
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Students’ mistaken beliefs about how much their peers study could be harming their exam performance

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 13
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Scientists have demonstrated the positive effects of a plant hormone to reverse brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 74
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 11

Diet and Weight May Affect Bipolar Treatment Response - "The study found those who had a better quality of diet and lower BMI responded better to treatments than those who were overweight and ate foods that promoted inflammation."

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 7
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Depression is Different in Those with Borderline Personality Disorder

Author : PdexpertPhD
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 17
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

"Can I Have My Amygdala Removed?"

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 15
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

In 2018 a diagnostic test was used to determine if cognitive functions are affected or not in premenstrual syndrome. The study showed PMS women have longer P300 wave latencies in all regions compared to the non-PMS group. How severely does this impact judgement and rational thought?

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 7
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Couples who often say “we” and “us” have more successful relationships and are healthier and happier, suggests a new study, with the benefit evident in all five measures of relationship outcomes (including physical and mental health), and equal for both men and women.

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1,060
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 31

Brain Imaging Study Demonstrates Digital Psychiatric Therapy “Re-Wires” the Brain, Resulting in Improved Attention in Children with ADHD

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

If a sales agent brings their customer a small gift, the customer is much more likely to make a purchase, suggests a new study. The fact that even small gifts can result in conflicts of interest has implications for where the line should be drawn between tokens of appreciation and attempted bribery.

Author : mvea
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 526
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 15

When young adult females viewed selfies posted by other women, the more they believed the women digitally modified their selfies and the more they believed the women were their offline peers (vs. models), the more negatively (e.g., less intelligent, less honest) they evaluated them.

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 7
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

A study has found giving children omega-3 fatty acid supplements reduces disruptive behavior, which in turn had a positive effect on their parents, making them less likely to argue with each other and engage in other verbal abuse

Author : Wagamaga
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Research affirms the power of 'we' - The largest-ever analysis of couples' pronoun use affirms the relationship between "we-talk" and interdependence

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 12
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

The reproducibility of cognitive psychology - A summary

Author : aditseth03
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 6
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

Can Mindfulness Make Us Kinder

Author : gmbeats
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 12
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

Googling habits suggest we may be getting more anxious

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 16
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

Many students are mistaken about how much their peers typically study (and this seems to affect their exam performance in some surprising ways)

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 852
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 58

US study finds a strong link between the depression and opioid-related deaths. A 1% increase in depression diagnoses was associated with a 26% increase in opioid-related deaths. The states with the highest rates of opioid-related deaths often have a shortage of mental health care professionals.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 36
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

A study finds that in a speed-dating scenario, people with expansive body language are 76% more likely to be chosen by their dating partners than people with closed body language.

Author : BrainsApplied
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 24
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

Researchers Create New Font That Helps Boost Memory: Researchers at RMIT combine psychological theory and typography to develop a new computer font they say helps to improve retention of written information.

Author : jezebaal
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 34
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

The anti-anxiety effects of ketamine are linked to changes in theta brainwaves

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 9
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

Attitudes Toward Presidential Candidates in the 2012 and 2016 American Elections

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived - "The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing up pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision."

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 853
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 12

Small distractions can have serious consequences for people deprived of sleep, according to the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 42
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

Study finds that narcissists present low expectations of their performance to others as a self-preservation strategy to manipulate impressions of their grandeur.

Subreddit : psychology
Points : 795
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 45

Night terrors: what do anxiety dreams mean?

Author : le_Maitre
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 11
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

A brief jog sharpens the mind, boosting attentional control and perceptual speed. Now researchers are figuring out why

Author : dwaxe
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 51
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

"The genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and six psychiatric disorders", Ni et al 2018

Author : gwern
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 11
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Professor James Wilkie, consumer psychologist, discusses how masculinity impacts “green” or eco-friendly behavior in men

Author : tsylvg
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Normally we are going through lot of emotions from situation to situation in our daily life. Our emotional roller coaster pushes us to give reactions without thinking in any situations, which becomes emotional outburst. How to work on it?

Author : jeevanav
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

Holding a powerful position is good only when a person perceives their power as an opportunity, and not as a responsibility. It primes a physiological state that allows a person to grow, change, and have positive social influence.

Author : nhobson00004
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 725
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 21

Women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, anxiety, high blood pressure, and symptoms of depression. While the findings cant prove the events are behind the greater likelihood of such health problems, researchers say it highlights an important link.

Author : drewiepoodle
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 150
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 26

Study: Boys are more frequent victims of dating violence than girls

Author : Lightfiend
Subreddit : psychology
Points : 1,425
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 266