The Emotion That Does Motivate Behaviour After All

The emotion helped people make healthier choices. Curiosity is a powerful way to motivate people, research finds. It can even help people make healthier choices. Across four experiments, researchers found that people’s curiosity encouraged them to take the stairs and…

Happier People Are Raised By Parents Who Do These Two Things

Poor parenting still resonating with people now in their 60s as much as the death of a loved one. Children of parents who are warmer and less controlling grow up happier, a new study finds. In contrast, parents who are…

Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

Thomas was proud of his young son “Roger’s” remarkable knowledge of birds. Roger’s grandmother, an avid bird watcher, had shared birding books and toy bird replicas with the boy when he was young, and he had shown such great enthusiasm…

29% Lower Dementia Risk After This Training

Dementia risk reduced in 10 1-hour sessions — benefits seen 10 years later. A type of mental exercise has been linked for the first time to a reduced risk of dementia. The training is called ‘speed processing’ and involves identifying…

The Weirdest Way To Instantly Relieve Stress

Difficulties dealing with stress are linked to mental health problems. Smelling your partner’s clothes helps to reduce stress levels, new research finds. Women who smelled their partner’s t-shirt felt calmer afterwards. In comparison, those who smelled a stranger’s t-shirt experienced… read more

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