Psychology News

Hummus Is On Rations, And The Menopause Is In Full Swing!

When involved in gender psychology and women’s studies, one notices there are certain circumstances which pertain purely to one or other of the sexes. April in Britain, gave rise to such an event which could – with enough reading around the literature – be directly attributed to women experiencing the menopause. This event was, of course, the hummus shortage.

Bibi Ergo Sum – I have drunk therefore I am

Recent research at the University of Liverpool has been exploring the effects of placebo-alcohol. This work suggests it is not just the pharmacological properties of alcohol that cause intoxication and…

Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee?

What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals?   “Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee?” is Ben Ambridge’s entertaining, illuminating new book that has a surprising answer. Really,…

Can you train your way to a smarter brain?

Experts such as chess masters and professional musicians possess superior cognitive ability compared to the general population. As such, some researchers have proposed that playing chess or learning music is an effective…

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Art as an early indicator for neurological deterioration

One of Liverpool University’s top psychologists, Dr Alex Forsythe, has recently published a fascinating article that will aid society’s battle with dementia. Dementia is reaching astonishing levels with approximately 850,000…

Scanning For Psychopaths

A recent finding by Dirk et al. (2016) used brain scans to show how a combination of individual traits function differently in criminals. Specifically, a strong focus on reward and…

Love, Heartbreak And Your Body

Falling in love and out of love happen to almost everyone at some point in their lives but how does this affect our mind and body? The following are 10…

Our Unhealthy Children

A recent pilot study by researchers in Liverpool, including the UoL’s Dr Jason Halford and Dr Joanne Harrold, suggests that migraine severity is associated with certain obesogenic eating behaviours. They…

The Pleasure Of Pain

Through reinforcement we a built to seek pleasure and avoid pain but this isn’t always the case, in fact, pain is becoming more popular. It is not just during BDSM…

Menstrual Synchrony: Fact Or Myth

Have you ever noticed your menstrual cycle syncing with the other women in your life?It turns out that this occurrence has gained a lot of interest since the 70’s and…