Category Archive: Psychology

Sleepless night? Could blame it on the moonlight!

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By Anna Tiley There really is no doubt about it; I come from a family of major sleepaholics. We really relish a good night’s sleep and, particularly among the Mexican relatives, it’s common… Continue reading

Milgram’s trials stand the test of time

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By Marie Rogers It has been just over 50 years since Stanley Milgram’s famous and iconic series of experiments on human obedience took place. The experiments were conducted during the trials of Nazis… Continue reading

Jackpot or jack-all: you decide

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By Marie Rogers In our day-to-day lives we need to make thousands of decisions, big and small: what should I wear? Should I take an umbrella? Is it safe to walk down that… Continue reading

Which direction is your future?

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By Marie Rogers There are thousands of different languages spoken in the world today. Each one has a unique way of expressing thoughts through sounds. But does the language you speak affect the… Continue reading

High pressure low stresser

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By Lauren Hoskin Contrary to popular belief, recent research indicates that high blood pressure is in fact associated with a lower tendency to worry. It is thought that hypertension has a tranquilizing effect… Continue reading

Addicted to the game

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By Marie Rogers The typical video-game player is often imaged as a teenage boy sitting in his bedroom playing on his games console with the curtains drawn. But more recently the market for… Continue reading

You had me at hello

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By Lauren Hoskin Have you ever disliked someone instantly, even though they’ve barely finished their sentence? Or maybe you thought someone was brilliant from the moment they said hello. New research may be… Continue reading

Keeping both eyes on the ball

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By Marie Rogers Poor vision is a problem that affects many of us, and it often gets worse with age. But what if there was a way of improving the vision of even… Continue reading

Words like music to the ears

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By Marie Rogers Infants are born into a big, confusing world of sights and sounds: there is a huge amount of information to process. In order to deal with this, the brain must… Continue reading

Have a morally good morning

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By Marie Rogers When was the last time you did something morally unsound? I think most of us try to do the right things in our daily lives but sometimes the temptation is… Continue reading