New research says that experiencing low confidence in one area can lead to attempts to boost our status in another, even if it means engaging in fraud. If we seek better financial status, we may behave more selfishly, or cheat. We may go in the opposite direction though, choosing altruism as the best way to restore our confidence.
Stellar grades in college could hurt -- rather than help -- women new to the job market, according to a new study that suggests employers place more value on the perceived 'likability' of female applicants than on their academic success.
People tend to reciprocate others' actions in ways that increase disparities in wealth, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In a series of studies, researchers find that people may see kindness through wealth-tinted glasses, repaying the most to those who need it the least.
If mental health was made part of a health check, then it would be possible to detect vulnerable people who have not received assistance from doctors or psychologists for their psychological problems. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University.
Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide.
A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that even children with limited physical disabilities are at risk of developing mental issues later in life. Girls and adolescents from socio-economically vulnerable families are at greatest risk. The study was published in the reputable journal PLOS ONE.
A new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that transcendental meditation is associated with a unique state of 'restful alertness.' The study, which monitored blood flow, found that, compared to eyes-closed rest, during transcendental meditation there was increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, indicating the sort of alertness also seen in other meditations. However, unlike other meditations, there was decreased activity in the cerebellum and pons, indicating deep rest.
Leading researchers from UNSW and Harvard have identified that replacing two naturally molecules in mice can reverse the aging process of blood vessels, boosting their exercise capacity and physical endurance.
Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment. The systematic review, examined if nutrient supplementation could provide effective 'add on' treatment for young people with psychosis.
A new report finds people with 'a lot of trouble hearing' are twice as likely to suffer from accidental injuries.