Psychology

Genes that raise the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, says a new study from King’s College London researchers. Previous studies have pointed to a link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it has remained unclear if this link is due to cannabis directly increasing the risk of the… Read more

When you initiate interaction with other people, eye contact plays a key role. If two people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a message that their attention is focused on the other person. If the other person happens to look back, the two will be in eye contact, and a channel for… Read more

Your mother definitely advised you to always tell the truth. Though honesty is often the best path, there are times when a little dishonesty makes more sense. In an ideal world, you’d only speak when your words are honest, kind, and helpful. Unfortunately, there are many times the truth isn’t kind. Do you really want… Read more

Do the labels educators use to verbally describe patterns affects preschoolers’ understanding of patterns? This was the question a new paper set out to examine. Understanding the inability of many children to understand mathematics, and developing strategies to overcome it is the research specialty of University of Notre Dame psychology professor Nicole McNeil, and the… Read more

It is rare that differences between family and friends end in serious altercations. But when the conversation turns to political parties, lively disagreements are apt to get downright ugly. Why is it that even among people we care about most, differences in political opinion often result in awkwardness and discomfort, and pushed far enough, can… Read more