Some alcohol has been unfairly maligned: the depressant effect is the same whatever the drink. But there are fascinating psychological reasons you may think otherwise
Fights between children serve an important purpose, writes Dr Lyn O’Grady MAPS. It’s one way that children learn to resolve problems, and negotiating conflicts with each other also helps them to work out their place in the family. Some siblings get along more easily than others. This can depend on factors such as temperament and the way…
Halloween is a boon for behavioural scientists
Smartphones are proving useful educational tools - but psychological research highlights the risk of their presence in the classroom
Anti-social behaviour online - trolling, cyberbullying - is a growing concerning phenomenon but research shows ignoring these mostly faceless angry attention-seekers could be the best response.
Violent lone wolf extremists are looking for acknowledgment and attention as they feel overlooked, aggrieved and insignificant.
Incidences of bullying are occurring in preschools. With bullying linked to a range of poor outcomes in adulthood, psychologists are urging schools to adopt best practice to protect students.
Bullying occurs when an individual or group repeatedly behaves towards a specific individual with the intention of causing harm or distress. This can include physical, verbal, social or online attacks. Psychological research has shown that being bullied, being a bully or witnessing bullying are all associated with negative effects on mental health.
Hyperactivity, impulsivity and difficulty concentrating are the hallmarks of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)