Psychological Science

Male attractiveness not linked to women's hormone levels: Survey

Male attractiveness not linked to women's hormone levels: Survey

These findings, published in the journal Psychological Science, run counter to the common assumption that sexual selection pressures lead women to prefer more masculine mates, who supposedly have greater genetic "fitness," when they are most fertile and most likely to conceive.

May 07, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

Researchers find variable affecting long life

Using two types of statistical analysis, the researchers were able to assess the relative importance of a total of 65 different variables in predicting participants' mortality risk.

Mar 01, 2016, 11:19 AM IST
Even after death, spouse impacts your well-being

Even after death, spouse impacts your well-being

Intriguingly, the results revealed interdependence between partners even when one partner died during the study.

Jan 31, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
No shortcuts to read quickly and understand

No shortcuts to read quickly and understand

However, skilled readers read quickly, averaging 200 to 400 words per minute, the findings showed.

Jan 17, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

Kids easily recall things tomorrow what they forgot initially

A new study has found that sometimes kids can remember a piece of information better a few days later, instead of the day they first learnt it.

Sep 22, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Feeling blue? You may not perceive colours accurately

Taking the association between our mood and colours beyond a mere metaphor, new research has found that feeling sad can impair our ability to accurately identify colours on the blue-yellow axis.

Sep 03, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Daycare won't make your toddler aggressive

If the thought of sending your toddler to daycare is bothering you, a new study can help you breathe a sigh of relief.

Aug 21, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Are parents to be blamed for their children' fear for Mathematics?

Your frustration while dealing with calculations or solving mathematical problems may give your children anxiety about doing maths, reveals a new study.

Aug 19, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Moral traits key component of identity

While we may consider our memory as being essential to who we are, others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Key to making better decisions is pretending to be advising others

  A new study has revealed that people make better decisions in life if they pretend that they are advising someone else.

Feb 23, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

Sense of purpose could add years to your life

Researchers have said that feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age.

May 13, 2014, 10:48 AM IST

Distance just a matter of perception

Why is it that we find the initial hours of a journey longer than the final stretch?

Apr 12, 2014, 11:25 AM IST

Why Hong Kong skyscrapers appear to fall while travelling in city tram

A new study of rider experiences on the Hong Kong Peak Tram, a popular tourist attraction, shows that specific features of the environment can dominate our perception of verticality, making skyscrapers appear to fall.

Jun 21, 2013, 19:15 PM IST

Tough times may cause you to eat high-calorie foods: Study

People tend to seek higher-calorie foods that will keep them satisfied longer when there is a perception of tough times, a new study has claimed.

Jan 24, 2013, 09:27 AM IST

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