The gender similarities hypothesis

There is a popular notion that men and women are very different in their cognitive abilities. The evidence for this may be weaker than you expect. Janet Hyde advances what she calls the ‘gender similarities hypothesis‘, ‘which holds that males…

The Linguistic Trick That Helps You Cope With Strong Emotions

It is a way of expressing universal, shared experience and creating some emotional distance. People use the word ‘you’ when they really mean ‘I’. It helps to distance them from negative emotional experiences, new research finds. For example, the expression…

The Unflattering Childhood Label That Actually Predicts Higher Income 40 Years Later

Adults who grew up with this childhood personality trait earn more money now. People labelled ‘stubborn, defiant rule-breakers’ as children grow up to earn a higher income, a new study finds. The findings come from research carried out on almost…

3 Tasty Foods That Protect The Brain From Ageing

Some foods can keep your brain young. Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries all reduce cognitive decline related to age, research finds. All three fruits contain high levels of flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can also help reduce inflammation in the…