The Wuhan Public Security Bureau’s new “haunted house” is a purpose-built facility literally used for testing the "psychological balance" of new police recruits.Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 5:41pm
This book on everyday psychology is refreshing because it goes against the fashion for woolly thinking to argue that sustained rational thought is the best method to discover the solutions to problems arising from marriage, children and work.3 Mar 2013 - 5:46pm
Video killed the radio star - and television could be harming your child's social skills.
A new study published online in the journal Pediatrics has found that children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to indulge in antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults.19 Feb 2013 - 10:00am
Forget psychology's dark side - its armada of phobias, compulsions and other neuroses. In Pursuing the Good Life, University of Michigan psychologist Christopher Peterson presents 100 meditations on a wealth of positive psychology subjects.7 Jan 2013 - 4:38pm
You spot a stranger standing in the street. The lighting is dim and the person's face and clothing are indistinct. Who is it?
Chances are you will think it is a man - and this is because of a survival reflex, according to a study published yesterday.18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am
Subliminal information can trigger the placebo effect and its opposite, the nocebo effect, researchers say.
The finding suggests that patients with certain ailments may feel better or worse depending on subtle cues their brains pick up from the environment, but which they are not consciously aware of.16 Sep 2012 - 1:35am
Another tragedy involving a mental patient has occurred and once more, health professionals are wringing their hands over the inadequacies of treatment in Hong Kong. If only the woman had been better monitored, she would not have thrown her two-month-old baby daughter to her death from a high-rise building, they lament.14 Aug 2012 - 2:53am
Dr Reichel's IQ Test
They say that repeatedly doing IQ tests will improve your IQ score and make you look like a genius in test-based job applications. They also say that online or app-based tests are tipped to flatter your ego by awarding you a generous result; after all, the developers have nothing to lose.14 Aug 2012 - 1:07pm
Annabelle Chen, 40, was feeling terrible. She was hung over and nursing a headache. Her boyfriend and family were upset about some text messages she had sent them. But she couldn't remember anything about it as she was drunk when she did it.
A family doctor referred her to a psychiatrist to help her overcome her drinking problem. It took her a year to make an appointment.15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm
Retirees in their 70s are four times more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder than people under 50, according to a survey, a figure twice as high as those reported in similar surveys overseas.
The study by the Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod involved more than 500 residents at its retirement homes and found 16 per cent were suffering from general anxiety disorder.16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am