Anthropology & Psychology

The true origin of happiness

The true origin of happiness

Happiness is indeed an immaterial experience which every one feels in the most special occasions of life.On one hand, Neuroscientists, nowadays, are very keen to understand the psycho-physiology of happiness and its benefits on health. To cite a relevant example,in a study published in the Journal of Brain Behavior and Immunity 2006, they discovered that […]

New research shows 1 in 5 adults have contemplated suicide

New research shows 1 in 5 adults have contemplated suicide

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey released today by the NHS estimates the prevalence of mental illness in adults in England. it features chapters on suicide and self-harm, common mental disorders, autism, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis and other psychiatric issues. The results are based on survey data from 2014.  The last time the survey was carried out […]

Why do more men than women commit suicide?

Why do more men than women commit suicide?

Why do more men die when they attempt suicide than women? The answer could lie in four traits, finds scientists. There are over 6,000 British lives lost to suicide each year, and nearly 75 per cent of those are male. However, research has found women are more likely to suffer from depression, and to attempt […]

The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth‘s ecosystems. Ok… Why I did not know anything about this?  I do not know, but it is never late. I have found out that there are many books about this interesting topic, but my first reading […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Radicalisation caused by derailed search for identity, rather than parents

Radicalisation caused by derailed search for identity, rather than parents

To what extent is radicalisation influenced by upbringing and reactions from parents, family and other educators? “Barely, if at all”, argues Micha de Winter, Professor of Pedagogical Sciences at Utrecht University, in the international research report Formers & Families. “A much more important factor in the process towards radicalisation is a young person’s search for […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Nonsense syllables and early memory research

Nonsense syllables and early memory research

In this day and age the study of memory is an everyday occurrence in psychology labs across the globe, and memory research has taken on even more importance now that diseases like Alzheimer’s pose such a threat. But who were the first psychologists  involved in conducting memory research?   Aside from Wilhelm Wundt and G.E. […]

Life’s a video game?

Life’s a video game?

If you’re a keen gamer maybe it’s difficult to put the controller down and turn off the Xbox or Playstation, and detach yourself from the virtual world you were experiencing. It’s possible you’ll continue thinking about the game well into the rest of the day or night, planning and strategising. This is pretty normal behaviour […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trying to learn a new language? Then trying harder won’t help!

Trying to learn a new language? Then trying harder won’t help!

Many adults who try to learn a new language often struggle, whilst children can pick up a language with relative ease, whether it is being immersed in a foreign environment or learning at school. For adults, however, even being immersed in a language can still prove difficult – and if they try harder to learn […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Get smarter by zapping your brain?

Get smarter by zapping your brain?

If you want to increase your intelligence and reaction times then a simple solution is now at hand – pick up an electrical brain stimulation kit (now readily available on the internet) and zap away! By using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) you can increase your brain power by ‘20-40%’ and even reduce stress and […]

By September 5, 2014 3 Comments Read More →