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'Doorway effect': when does it happen?

The ‘doorway effect’ claims people may forget things when passing through a doorway. However, this may only occur when under considerable working memory load. Read here

Reducing anxious and depressive symptoms in children

Participating in an intervention targeting emotional symptoms may have a positive effect on quality of life and self-esteem in addition to reducing anxious and depressive symptoms in children. Read the research here

Stress reactions to psychological contract breach

A study has investigated how heart-rate and self-reported stress reactions following psychological contract breach unfold over time. Read the research here

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