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Breastfeeding 'does not improve a child's intelligence'

Contrary to previous research, a new study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> suggests breastfeeding does not improve a child's intelligence.<p>Breastfeeding has been …

Online affairs can be addictive, new OU study finds

A new study by psychology academics at The Open University is the first in the UK to explore the impact of internet infidelity among those with real …

Zombie faces: Why are we afraid of them?

<b>The horror-film appeal of zombies is rooted in an instinctive disquiet at faces that are almost human, says a psychologist.</b><p>A research project by the Open University's Stephanie Lay found a particular fear of "near-human" faces.<p>It explains why blank eyes, automatons, masks and ventriloquists' dolls …

Horror

ADHD Experts Reveal Their Favorite Ways to Manage Procrastination

For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where …

Girls, boys and toys: call to end 'stereotyping'

Labelling craft, doll's houses and kitchens for girls and action figures, train sets and trucks for boys was outdated, the group says.<p>Spokeswoman …

Stereotypes

Effective Learning - Tips From Psychology

Are you interested in finding ways to learn new things faster? Do you want to become a more effective and efficient learner? If you are like many …

The Brain "Sees" Objects That You Don't Perceive - PsyBlog

A new study shows how much visual input the brain processes, but we never consciously see.<p>Every day, when you open your eyes in the morning, there is …

Brain processes visual info not shared with conscious perception

<b>As children, many of us encountered optical illusions, such as Rubin's Vase, which could be perceived as either two faces or a vase. Using this</b> …

Bipolar II: Anger, Angst & Understanding

A friend who shares my bipolar II diagnosis said something recently that really resonated with me. He commented that “nobody understands people with …

Happier in a crowd? New study may explain why

<b>For many of us, being in a large crowd can be a stressful experience. But for some, this type of environment can make a person feel at their</b> …

Attitudes toward bisexuality affected by gender, race and sexuality

Men who identify themselves as heterosexual are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation," an …

The Dark Side of Creativity - PsyBlog

Creative individuals are more likely to be arrogant, good liars, distrustful, dishonest and maybe just a little crazy—OK, let’s say eccentric.<p>We hear …