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Psychology | Psychology

Psychology | Psychology

New study sheds light on the positive and negative impacts of dog ownership on psychological wellbeing

Dog is said to be man’s best friend, but does pet ownership actually improve quality of life? Though that is a popular belief, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that owning a dog can actually be related to an increase in anxiety and

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    Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

    Participants who felt their need for free will was unmet were particularly unlikely to say they would take the vaccine. 

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    Waking Up at 3 a.m. Every Night? Here’s Why, According to 3 Sleep Experts

    You woke up in the middle of the night, and even though you’re exhausted, you just can’t seem to settle back down. Why did you wake up at 3 a.m.? We asked three sleep experts to solve the mystery.

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    Working from home? Here’s why getting dressed is more important than you think

    Working from home in pyjamas may sound like the dream, but is it really the best approach when it comes to our productivity and mental health? We asked an expert to explain.

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    Why introverts and extroverts recognize faces differently — Quartz

    Individual differences in face recognition have been linked to reflect a person’s personality, their social and emotional functioning, and even to their measures of empathy and anxiety.

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    A New Report Says Stanford's Most Famous Psychology Experiment Is a 'Fraud,' a 'Sham,' and a 'Lie' | Inc.com

    You were almost certainly taught this 50-year-old experiment's findings. But what really happened?

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    Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It's a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma | Opinion | The Guardian

    People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing