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Can an app improve your romantic relationship?

Written by | 19 Dec 2023

Half of all marriages in the United States are likely to fail by the time the spouses reach their 50s. Understandably, many couples are looking for ways to avoid becoming… read more.

New study shows perception of aging is linked to level of physical activity in arthritis patients

Written by | 24 Nov 2023

People with arthritis who report more negative feelings about how they are aging tend to get less physical activity and perceive themselves as less healthy, according to a… read more.

“Zoom fatigue”: Exhaustion caused by video conferencing proven on a neurophysiological level for the first time

Written by | 17 Nov 2023

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the increase in virtual interactions has created a new challenge: fatigue caused by video calls, also known as Zoom fatigue or videoconference fatigue. This… read more.

Online grocery shopping promotes less variety, fewer impulse buys

Written by | 4 Nov 2023

Online grocery carts tend to include less variety and fewer fruits and vegetables than those in a trip to a brick-and-mortar supermarket – but online shoppers are less… read more.

Better regulation of mental health ‘therapies’ urgently needed to protect the vulnerable

Written by | 24 Oct 2023

A rise in psychological pseudoscience is putting people at risk, psychologists have warned, with social media and celebrity endorsements partly to blame. Mental health apps, mood-boosting supplements and… read more.

Font size can ‘nudge’ customers toward healthier food choices

Written by | 13 Aug 2023

Restaurants can persuade patrons to choose healthier foods by adjusting the font size of numbers attached to nutritional information on menus, according to a study headed by a… read more.

That essential morning coffee may be a placebo

Written by | 6 Jul 2023

For many people, the day doesn’t start until their coffee mug is empty. Coffee is often thought to make you feel more alert, so people drink it to… read more.

Behavior patterns of people who achieve clinically significant weight loss

Written by | 9 May 2023

A new study analyzing data on over 20,000 U.S. adults links a healthier diet and increased exercise to weight loss that reduces heart disease risk – while associating… read more.

Employees tend to avoid taking breaks despite high levels of stress

Written by | 20 Mar 2023

Heavy workloads make employees feel a greater need for a break, but new research finds they may actually discourage employees from taking breaks at work despite causing high… read more.

Physical activity and tailored support fails to deliver lasting benefits for smokers not ready to quit

Written by | 8 Mar 2023

Promoting physical activity and other behavioural support can help people wanting to reduce their smoking to quit in the short-term. However, after nine months, physical activity delivers no… read more.

Study finds video game playing causes no harm to young children’s cognitive abilities

Written by | 11 Feb 2023

Parents: It might be time to rethink your family’s video-gaming rules. New research findings challenge the fears parents have been hearing for years that children who spend hour… read more.

Using behavioural science to improve effective medication use

Written by | 27 Jan 2023

Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at University College London School of Pharmacy, leads a research group focused on the psychology of medicines and understanding patient perspectives of… read more.

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