psychology

Alexander the Really, Really Great: How Important is Charisma in a Leader?

Charismatic leaders: Too much of a good thing? ...

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Making People Feel Bad… can be GOOD for them?

Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping them ...

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Energy Drinks? Screentime? What’s Keeping young Adults Awake at Night?

Loneliness in young adults linked to poor sleep quality ...

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Where is the Duende? Frack Language, Frack Self

When we frack language, we tear apart the core of self...

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The Force is Strong in You. No, Really!

Humans rely more on 'inferred' visual objects than 'real' ones ...

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What’s Your Drunk Personality?

Your personality may change when you drink, but less than you think ...

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Just Say No! Why Rejection is Good For You

Jobs, relationships, school: Better a 'no' than no answer at all ...

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Smile if You Want to Look Older (But Less Fun)

Smile and the world thinks you're older: Study ...

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They Might Be Dragons! Inventing Trauma for Population Control

State manufactured fear is a phantom which can never be fought. But it can be ignored....

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Mastering Fear: A User Guide

What if fear could be used not as a wall, but as a gate? ...

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‘With Deep Regret’ (for about ten minutes): Teachers’ Resignation Letters

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education ...

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Scary Moment? Set Brain to ‘BRAVE’ for Fear Management

Weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels...

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Pop Music: Whatever Happened to the Intro

Short attention spans inspire intros that are 4 times shorter, study finds...

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Play the Body: Screenwriting for Visceral Viewing

Good screenwriting prompts reactions in the body as well as the mind. How so?...

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Visceral Viewing: Screenwriting for the Human Brain(s)

Effective screenwriters not only aim for psychological effect - they seek to create 'visceral viewing'....

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Shared Pain, Shared Gain: The Science of Sacrifice

Power of shared pain triggers extreme self-sacrifice ...

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Let Me Think, But Not Much: Screenwriting and the Brain(s)

100 Problems, but as long as they're someone else's, we're locked to our seats....

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Shake Your Inner Monkey: Movie Screenwriting and The Limbic Brain

Sex, Politics, Celebrity: What's on your monkey mind?...

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Caress Your Inner Bunny (or We’ll Boil It): Movie Plotting and Psychology

You want to write a killer plot? Feed the croc, snuggle the bunny and give the monkey a promotion...

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New Tongues for Old. Learning, and losing a second language

CUNY linguist measures brain dynamics in second language users....

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Neurocinematic Testing – The Applications

We know that certain stimuli can provoke certain reactions. How can we use that knowledge though? ...

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Recycle Your Stories for Better Friendship

To please your friends, tell them what they already know ...

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Reducing Phobia Works Best With Brief Exposure (Unless You’re Frightened of Exposed Briefs)

Less is more: Exposure to stimuli for overcoming phobia ...

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Hunting the Inner Crocodile: Neurocinematic Methods

Unleash your inner crocodile (but only after you've bought the popcorn)...

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Staggering Scenes: The Fine Art of Neurocinematic Studies

On the treadmill, no-one can hide. New techniques of pre-testing audience response...

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How to Cope With Your Emotional Hangover

Is there such a thing as an emotional hangover? NYU researchers find that there is ...

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Want Smart and Legal Mood-Enhancement (for Men)? Read On

The key to a better mood for young men is found in walnuts...

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Earworms: A Guide to Making Them, And Getting Rid of Them

Why some songs get stuck in your head ...

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What’s a Hug Worth? How Parental Affection Influences Health

Good relationships with parents may benefit children's health decades later ...

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It’s A Start: Being Bipolar, Accepting I’m Ill (Mental Health)

The first step to better mental health is accepting there's a problem. ...

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