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News tag: psychology


How about rethinking Miss World contest altogether?

19 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
In a recent statement to Elle magazine, Julia Morley said that,  as of next year,  young ladies participating in the Miss World contest won't have to walk up and down on the stage wearing a bikini, to showcase their  bodies. Morley thinks that the bikini round is useless and outdated,…


Do comfort foods deliver on their promise?

18 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Facing a heavy heart or struggling with hangovers, we resort to comfort foods to soften the mood. While men choose savory foods, women are partial to sweets but the comfort such foods brings is in only in our brain, apparently. According to a new study funded by NASA, comfort foods…

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Laughing gas may push depression aside

10 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An anesthetic commonly used in medicine and dentistry, the nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been linked to treating severe depression in patients who do not have the expected response to standard therapies, a new study finds. The study appeared online in the journal Biological Psychiatry. "We believe therapy with nitrous…


Monkeys defeat humans in shopping-savvy skills

6 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Volumes of psychology may lead to a rather disconcerting conclusion: people are suckers. While the number of areas where our minds shows its feeble nature is extensive, a much simpler and practical area should look at how we, as individuals, react to prices – what makes us tick when we…