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Psychology

Modern workplaces function as tribal communities

Modern working relationships on construction sites do not only rely on designs, drawings and schedules. Problems and disagreements are solved using the same unwritten rules that tribal communities use for creating harmony.

Antidepressants for pets

People are not the only users of antidepressants. A spike in sales of “happy pills” for animals is being seen in Sweden.

Strong personalities are weak when faced with change

Management teams with members who have strong personality traits have difficulty adapting to rapid changes in their surroundings, according to new study.

New brain-test app is as reliable as laboratory tests

Smartphones offer a wealth of possibilities for psychological research. A new study shows that an iPhone app yields as reliable results as laboratory tests.

When children are clients

Parents are both part of the solution and part of the problem when a child suffers from mental health problems.

Pain can be a relief

When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant. New findings may play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse.

Weird diagnoses kept Greenlanders in check

Arctic hysteria and kayak dizziness were once used as diagnoses to bolster the image of Greenlanders as an ‘inferior’ indigenous people.

Gamblers get a kick out of making risky decisions

Compulsive gamblers get more excitement and pleasure from making risky decisions than from winning, new study shows.

Pregnancies can alter eating disorders

A pregnancy can entail either a risk or a hope for women with eating disorders. Many get rid of the disease for long time. For others, pregnancy is the beginning of their problems.

Here’s why mindfulness works

A new meta-analysis of the entire scientific literature on mindfulness suggests why this popular new form of therapy actually works.