Psychology

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

The new study adds to the increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child development and emotional well-being.

Jan 30, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage during adulthood, says study

Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage during adulthood, says study

A new study has found that childhood poverty can affect adulthood psychologically.

Jan 04, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

DNA: Analyzing the govt's stringent measure to counter Wahabi psychology in Kashmir

Analyzing the govt's stringent measure to counter Wahabi psychology in Kashmir. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Sep 10, 2016, 07:21 AM IST
Relationship status can change who you find sexy

Relationship status can change who you find sexy

Relationship status can affect who and what we find attractive. A new study has found that if we are in a relationship, we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people opposites attract.

Jul 15, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Take a test to find out - How old are you psychologically?

Take a test to find out - How old are you psychologically?

Our actual age may play a very insignificant role in determining our maturity level. 

Mar 14, 2016, 08:21 AM IST

Are you suffering from ''ringxiety''?

 If you often face a situation where you hear your mobile phone ringing or feel it vibrating but in reality it is not, you may have "ringxiety" and be psychologically primed to detect such signals, according to a study.

Feb 05, 2016, 17:36 PM IST
Psychology of Fear: Why do we love watching horror movies?

Psychology of Fear: Why do we love watching horror movies?

Do we love the fear and violence that these movies present us with? For many of us, being scared out of our wits seems like a fun concept!

Sep 23, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Psychology research is often questionable, study finds

Scientific studies about how people act or think can rarely be replicated by outside experts, said a study Thursday that raised new questions about the seriousness of psychology research.

Aug 28, 2015, 02:49 AM IST
Do you often see faces in random things? You could be suffering from Pareidolia!

Do you often see faces in random things? You could be suffering from Pareidolia!

Often when you see clouds drifting in the sky, does your mind conjure a bunny or a human face out of it? Also do you find random patterns on your meal staring back at you?

Aug 21, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Overweight? Don't ponder over it all the time

If you believe you are overweight or obese, chances are that rather than reducing weight, you may actually be adding extra kilos around your waistline.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Delhi University fifth cut-off: Varsity door still open for sought-after courses

Delhi University on Monday night released the fifth cut-off list for the 2015 academic session, with preferred colleges like Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Hindu, Kirori Mal and Ramjas keeping their doors open for courses like Economics, English, B.Com (Honours) and Psychology.

Jul 14, 2015, 00:53 AM IST

Single close friendship can help overcome adversity

A single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances, says new research.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

Virtual reality to treat alcoholism: Study

There is new hope for heavy boozers who want to quit drinking. A 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol-dependence reduce the craving for their favourite tipple, says a new study.

Jun 25, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Kids exposed to multiple languages become better communicators

Just hearing more than one language spoken at home increases the chances of your kid becoming a much better communicator, says a new study.

May 13, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Why we feel spiteful towards certain people

Scientists have explained why we have feelings of spite towards certain people.

May 01, 2015, 00:03 AM IST
Even kids lose sleep over parental divorce

Even kids lose sleep over parental divorce

Parental separation or divorce increases in kids the risk of psychosomatic problems, including concentration and sleep difficulties, says a study.

Apr 28, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

New test shows Shakespeare wrote 'Double Falsehood'

In another great news for Shakespeare aficionados, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, US, have discovered a unique psychological profile that characterises Shakespeare's established works.

Apr 10, 2015, 15:13 PM IST

Higher self-esteem must to identify discrimination

People may not recognise some types of discrimination unless they have high self-esteem, according to a study.

Apr 08, 2015, 16:07 PM IST
People are wired to get over romantic break ups

People are wired to get over romantic break ups

People are hardwired to fall out of love and move onto new romantic relationships, shows research from Saint Louis University.

Mar 26, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

How stress can make you poorer

Stress can make people with high level of anxiety poorer by denting their confidence to compete, suggests a new study.

Feb 19, 2015, 18:54 PM IST