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Psychology / Psychiatry

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Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.

Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli – such as pictures of puppies – could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests.

Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli – such as pictures of puppies – could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests.

Childhood pets surpass siblings for relationship satisfaction

Children may be more likely to have a satisfying, less conflicting relationship with their pets than with their siblings, a new study finds.

Childhood pets surpass siblings for relationship satisfaction

Children may be more likely to have a satisfying, less conflicting relationship with their pets than with their siblings, a new study finds.

How a dog’s IQ could offer clues to dementia

A dog’s intelligence is structured similarly to that of humans, a new study suggests. The finding may provide insight on the causes of cognitive decline in humans.

Calm down, that spider is not as big as you think

People who have a fear of spiders are likely to perceive the creepy critters to be much bigger than they actually are, new research finds.

How dogs can recognize human emotions

Dogs have an inherent ability to recognize human emotions by drawing on a combination of sensory information – such as facial expressions – according to the results of a new study.

Hormone fosters bond between parents

Research has discovered a role for prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production in nursing mothers, in the bond between parents.

From specific to generalized fear: neuronal encoding of the switch

“I can’t get the memories out of my mind!… I am right back in Vietnam, in the middle of the monsoon season at my guard post. My hands are freezing, yet sweat pours from my entire body…

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