Psychology

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A stitch in time: the benefits of teaching prisoners to sew
Learning a craft can change lives – and a scheme showing inmates how to use a needle and thread has had some remarkable results

Kat Lister

02, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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What makes a song sound happy? It depends on your culture, study finds
The perception of music in major keys as happy and minor keys as sad is not universal, Australian researchers say

Donna Lu

29, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Brainwashed by Daniel Pick review – do great minds really think alike?
From The Simpsons to QAnon via The Stepford Wives, the psychoanalyst’s absorbing study of mind control is part media studies, part political history

Anthony Cummins

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Brain damage claim leads to new row over electroshock therapy
Experts divided on effectiveness of ECT and concerned by overuse in women and the elderly

Robin McKie Science editor

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Bi by Julia Shaw review – the past and present of a maligned minority
A tour of the science, culture and history of bisexuality that ranges from the vehemently political to the charmingly weird

Katy Guest

22, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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When stressed, we ‘catastrophize’ – but we can learn to calm our irrational fears | Sophie Brickman
Our primitive brains summon up worst-case scenarios to protect us from danger. In today’s world, that can be debilitating

Sophie Brickman

21, Jun, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Five years ago I felt like a failure as a dad, now I’m sharing with other men how to love their children
After admitting to other Black dads he found parenting difficult, Marvyn Harrison began transforming his relationship with his kids

Donna Ferguson

19, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Inquiry urged into ‘parental alienation’ court experts
Lawyers and MPs in England and Wales express concern over ‘unregulated’ psychologists who play key role in disputes over domestic abuse

Hannah Summers and Beatrix Campbell

19, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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This is going to hurt: how to have awkward conversations
We’ve all had a conversation go horribly wrong. Experts give advice on how to handle difficult issues like sex, money and even dog poo

Joanna Moorhead

17, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Greenery and bright colours in cities can boost morale – study
Researchers in France used virtual reality to test the impact of tweaks made to urban settings

Sofia Quaglia

17, Jun, 2022 @3:15 AM

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How much money is needed for ideal life? Most are OK with £8m, study finds
Research counters idea that everyone wants to be as rich as possible, though many Americans want $100bn

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @4:20 PM

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‘It’s like the loss happened yesterday’: how long is too long to mourn?
Losing a loved one can be life-changing and, for some, debilitating. Could a diagnosis help, or are we medicalising a natural human emotion?

Emine Saner

16, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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