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Psychology

App will improve patient-doctor communication

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

How are we affected by colours?

Does the colour of the room really affect our mood? And If so, is the effect universal?

What causes spring fever?

Is it a pure biological response that makes us lustier and happier in the spring? Or is it just because we think we’re supposed to feel that way?

How extremists become ex-extremists

Ideology is not the barrier that stops an extremist from abandoning their radical views and reintegrating into the community, shows new research.

Frustrated employees are more effective

Some amount of frustration can prompt us to take new initiatives and introduce new effective methods at work, shows new research.

Believing in a watchful God makes you more “moralistic”

The type of God you follow can determine how you behave towards other people, shows new research.

One in three mentally ill patients with diabetes can be saved

Individualised treatment plans for patients suffering from both type-2 diabetes and mental illness could reduce their mortality by 33 per cent.

Super villains help prevent evil in the world

Pop culture villains confirm our sense of right and wrong, shows new research.

Kids who live with both parents in turn fare the best

Children who take turns living with each of their divorced parents generally enjoy better mental health than those living with just one. But this is not necessarily because of their living scheme.

Researchers: facts alone are not enough in the debate about wolves

People's experience of predators must also be taken into account.