psychology

eQuoo app launches crowdfunder to improve emotional intelligence

Mental health is one of the biggest issues of recent times, with Kendall Jenner, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga and even The Rock opening up about their mental health issues. Even the Royal family has got in o

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing bas

Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce

Rulai launches ‘low-code’ chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new "low-code" chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. Yi Zhang, the company's chief technologist, and her team are

Facebook denies it sells ad-targeting based on users’ emotions

Facebook has denied it offers tools to advertisers to target users when they are in vulnerable emotional states.

DeepMind’s differentiable neural computer helps you navigate the subway with its memory

In his best-selling 2011 book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman hypothesized that thinking could be broken down into two distinct processes — aptly named fas

People feel weird about touching robot butts, researchers find

How would you feel if a robot asked you to touch its butt? Maybe it sounds like a silly question (actually, there's no maybe about it), but as robots proliferate and anthropomorphize, it's actually so

Pseudo-Therapy Apps: The Fad Diet Of Mental Health

Psychotherapists help people discover the root cause of symptoms like anxiety and depression by bringing attention to issues and patterns that may lie outside of awareness. These things may be difficu

Wired For Extremes

Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a c

Product Psychology Explains How To Get Users Hooked On Products Designed Around Habit And Context

Today, a group of product-focused creators — "Hooked" author Nir Eyal, Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover, and Greylock Partners's Josh Elman, among others — are hoping to follow up on that newsletter's s

Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

Whether or not we like to admit it, our relationships with our colleagues are among the most significant in our lives. Dealing with their quirks (endearing or otherwise) can take up as much time as ac

The Billion Dollar Mind Trick

Yin asked not to be identified by her real name. A young addict in her mid-twenties, she lives in Palo Alto and, despite her addiction, attends Stanford University. She has all the composure and polis

Cake v. Pie: Refusing To Consider An Option Makes You More Likely To Pick It Later

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Cake_vs._Pie-xxcsvh-d.jpeg">According to a study in the <a HREF="http://jcr.wisc.edu/">Journal of Consumer Research</a>, there is a commo

Age matters when it comes to web site navigation

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/web-phrenology.jpg" alt="Phrenology" title="Phrenology" />Shocking news, everyone! Age plays a factor in how we figure out web site navig

Study shows playing RTS games keeps old brains healthy

Good news for older gamers: that secret desire to rush your enemies’ base can be healthy! A study published in the medical journal Psychology & Aging shows that playing games like Rise of Na