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Scientists: Sleep therapy beats sleeping pills

More people with severe sleep disorders should receive sleep therapy. It is at least as effective as sleeping pills, but without the side effects, concludes a new health report.

Your neighbour’s skin colour means less if your politics are aligned

Politics override ethnicity. A new study shows how we divide ourselves into groups, according to our political beliefs.

Many survivors of Indian Ocean Tsunami suffer from chronic grief

Serious depression, anxieties and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) dog family members of tsunami victims.

How young criminals explain their delinquent deeds

Young people’s narratives about themselves may make it easier for them to engage in crime.

Personality goes beyond being introvert or extravert

The media's simplistic categorisation of our personalities as either introverted or extraverted can overshadow other important personality traits.

Towards an invisible and confident body

Researchers think an experiment which produces the sensation of having an invisible body might be helpful in treatment of social anxiety.

When size matters

It’s generally thought that women are inferior to men when it comes to spatial awareness. But only one psychological test has shown this. And new research casts doubt on its merits.

We become more motivated when we think we're playing a game

New research shows that we tend to get more captivated when we think we're playing a game -- even if it isn't interactive.

All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils

According to a new doctoral thesis, the answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups.

Stories from the unemployed

Some unemployed people alternate between complaining about their situations and claiming that they choose not to work.