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Psychology

Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Psychological impacts of terrorist attacks transcend borders

The terrorist attack by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011 caused a dramatic increase in trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark, concludes a new study.

How to spot a liar

If someone copies your body language it might be a sign that they are lying to you.

Some schizophrenia patients can cope without medication

New study challenges our understanding of schizophrenia as a chronic disease that requires lifelong treatment.

Self-harm links to violence against others

Researchers behind a Swedish study do not think that self-harm leads to violent crimes. But there is an underlying association between deliberate self-harm and violent criminality.

Researchers find possible cure for social anxiety disorders

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now researchers believe they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

What makes a hunter pull the trigger—or refrain?

It’s more than the size of the antlers that makes Norwegian red deer hunters decide to shoot, researchers have found.

How to get over your fear of spiders

Seeing what you fear the most between short intervals can trick the brain into being less frightened.

Anorexics misjudge their own reflection

When a girl diagnosed with anorexia views herself in the mirror she acquires a less correct impression of how she looks than when she simply relies on her memory of her body.

App will improve patient-doctor communication

A new patient controlled app, Momentum, will improve communications between patients and psychiatrists.