General Psychology

General psychology news and articles.

Are People Really Staring At You?

Are People Really Staring At You?

New research explores why we often believe people are staring at us, even when they aren’t.

Taking Smoking Cessation Medication For Four Weeks Prior To Quitting Can Help Keep You Tobacco Free

Taking Smoking Cessation Medication For Four Weeks Prior To Quitting Can Help Keep You Tobacco Free

New research released this week by the University of Buffalo suggests smokers might have more success at kicking the habit if they start using smoking cessation medications, such as varenicline, for several weeks prior to their quit date. Findings showed that smokers who took the medication for four weeks prior to quitting were more likely to remain tobacco-free three months after the trail ended, compared to those who only took the drug for the regularly prescribed time frame of one week. The female participants also fared better in their quest to quit, with 67% remaining smoke free at the three month follow up.

New Research Probes Superstitious Behavior

New Research Probes Superstitious Behavior

Research released from Kansas State University probes superstitious behavior. The report suggests people who believe in fate are more likely be superstitious, but will abandon superstition when critical or life stopping situations. RESEARCH PROJECT OFFERS INSIGHT INTO SUPERSTITIOUS BEHAVIOR People who believe that fate and chance control their lives are more likely to be superstitious; […]

Social Interactions Create Best And Worst Moments In Life

Social Interactions Create Best And Worst Moments In Life

New research released from psychologists at the University of Buffalo has suggested that moments of social interaction, not individual accomplishments, define the best and worst moments of a person’s life.

Repossession ‘is mental threat’

The fallout from the economic downturn could be a significant threat to mental health, according to a survey.

New Autism Therapies

Parents of autistic children need not despair. It has been proved that therapies using Lego can be an enormous help.