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Psychology

Heavier babies become more trusting adults

The more you weigh at birth the more trusting you are as an adult, shows new research.

Women and men react differently to infidelity

Men are clearly more jealous of sexual infidelity than emotional infidelity. The opposite is true for women.

This is how we motivate people to tackle climate change

Psychologists have a new way to make people act on climate change, regardless if they do not accept the underlying science.

Cooperation at the expense of society

In an experiment, women were shown to be more likely to conspire than men, even when this was not in the best interests of society.

Common group identity may motivate integration efforts

Immigrants may experience less racism and receive more support when citizens believe in a common group identity that embraces everyone regardless of their birthplace.

Trust makes our hearts beat as one

People who trust each other often find their hearts beat in step with one another when collaborating on a task. Scientists are puzzled by the phenomenon.

Feigning illness to gain attention

Intentional physical injury and unconscious motivation are key elements in people with a factitious disease.

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.