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The science of setting intrisically motivated goals

How much better would life be if only we had more motivation to study for that difficult class, spend more quality time with close friends, or join that swimming class…

Celebrating Agatha Christie: Appointment with Death

As Agatha Christie becomes the latest in a line of authors whose works are being rewritten, censorship (even well-intentioned censorship) sees no sign of dissipating. I believe that rewriting classics…

TRI collaboration: placing the student at the centre of education

The Student is facilitating an international outreach initiative to provide an intersectional approach of psychological solutions in education. This article is by Deeksha Suresh (she/her) who works as the Academic…

OCD sufferers may struggle more with coping strategies

A new study has shown that those suffering from obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) may struggle to cope with their diagnosis more than those with other mental illnesses. OCD is a…

Does higher education really make us better people?

A recent study published in Oxford Economic Papers suggests that going to university has beneficial effects on interpersonal skills and individual conscientiousness. Behavioural economists led by Sonja Kassenboehmer observed 575…

The pursuit of happiness may be making us less happy

Back in 1689, Philosopher John Locke coined the phrase ‘the pursuit of happiness’. In his book, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, he first suggested that “the highest perfection of intellectual…

I want to hold your hand: the health benefits of hand holding

Holding hands with a loved one can have a multitude of health benefits, according to a study published this week. The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of…

The noble magic mushroom: far more than simply a fun guy

Many psychedelic researchers, when asked about their experiences with entheogens, shy away from the answers. And who can blame them? They can lose credibility by admitting to the use of…