Terrified of the dentist? You are not alone! Dental fears and phobias are shockingly common. Luckily, 4 simple self-help strategies can help to overcome the problem.
Do you know that delicious feeling of a lucky escape? Relief is a common emotion, but its psychological underpinnings are surprisingly complex. Two different types of relief exist.
Are lateral flow tests the long-awaited game changer for managing COVID-19? Psychological factors associated with the current tests may mean they do more harm than good.
Do you ever spot pictures in the clouds? Human brains are remarkably good at recognising patterns. This is an evolutionary advantage, but it comes at a cost.
Ready to escape the hardship of 2020? Harness the Fresh Start Effect and make meaningful changes!
Is it possible to improve doctors’ treatment choices? Group-based decision making may offer a novel way of boosting tricky medical judgements.
May you harm one person in order to save several others? Your cultural background is likely to influence your response.
Can safety interventions such as compulsory face masks end up being counterproductive? Risk compensation theory offers surprising insights.
What’s in a name? A name’s length, spelling, or meaning may affect the characteristics that people associate with it.