Study reveals there are differences in genes and the genetic burdens that underpin ASD between males and females. Researchers also found specific differences in the ways the brains of girls on the autism spectrum respond to different social cues.
Often touted as helping to improve personal mental states, a new study reveals mindfulness can actually make people more selfish. Those who consider themselves to be more independent-minded, rather than having a pluralistic mindset, demonstrate a decre…
Olfactory imprinting in infant mice has a direct impact on their social behaviors as adults.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced includ…
Study explains the human tendency to look at a situation, or object, that needs improvement in different contexts, and instead, generally believe adding an element is a better solution than removing one.
A new theory proposes executive function, or the ability to control your behavior, might not exist just within the mind. External influences may dictate the development of internal control.
Researchers have identified a specific node in the brain of mice that regulates vocalizations in response to social situations. If a similar location could be found in the human brain, researchers say it could potentially lead to new insight into socia…
Study reveals we all have the capacity to think about others as well as ourselves, but thinking about one’s self takes precedence.
A new video-feedback parenting program shows promise in helping to reduce behavioral problems in children as young as 12 months old. Researchers say addressing problematic behaviors in toddlers could help reduce behavioral problems later in life.
People who displayed pro-social behaviors, including wearing masks or donating goods, even when it came at a personal cost, were more likely to be aware of the connections they share with other people.
People who display moral outrage were considered to be more trustworthy and benevolent, and therefore more likely to display other positive pro-social behaviors than their more controlled counterparts.
People’s reasoning for “swiping right” on dating apps are based on attractiveness and the race for a potential partner, and these decisions are made in less than a second, a new study reports. Users who perceived themselves to be more attractive swiped…
Psychologists have developed a 12-point list of sexual assault prevention strategies aimed at reducing the risk of college-aged males embarking on sexually aggressive or risky sexual behaviors.
The activity of different populations of neurons in the amygdala governs whether mice interact with their peers, or indulge in self-centered behaviors.
Whether a conversation seems to last forever or is cut prematurely short, researchers say it is incredibly common to experience conversational disappointment.
Researchers conclude the mind of an extremist is marked by a mixture of conservative and dogmatic psychological signatures. Extremists tend to be cognitively cautious, slower at perceptual processing, and have weaker working memory. This is compounded …
Researchers say including social and behavioral factors in addition to biological mechanisms is critical for improving research on aging.
Study identifies a neural pathway associated with error monitoring and attention function in some psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, ASD, and schizophrenia. Researchers say the pathway could be modulated with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulat…
Children who experience behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity and anxiety, are more likely to develop mental health problems and emotional difficulties as teens, a new study reports.
More focused needs to be placed on neural variability to better understand how behavior emerges from the brain.