Tag: psychology

Make Friends and Influence Children – With Veggies

When Valerie's day included serving green beans she was more likely to be described as "thoughtful", "attentive" and "capable."...

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Quick to Laugh: Genetic Trait or Witless Imbecile?

People with the short allele of 5-HTTLPR showed greater positive emotional expressions...

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Killing Me Softly : How Depression Affects Hearing

People with elevated depression symptoms are generally poorer at hearing all types of emotional speech...

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Staring into the Mortal Abyss. Motivational?

Self-awareness among humans has been shown to create the potential for hope ...

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One Man’s Perfectionist is Another Man’s Picky Git

How the three types of perfectionists differ in their social behavior and the type of humor they engage in....

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Too scared to sleep? Nightmares and insomnia – the link

Depression and insomnia are strongest risk factors for frequent nightmares ...

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Official: Smartphones Make You Stupid(er)

The cognitive effects of 'being in search mode' on the Internet may be so powerful that people still feel smarter even when their online searches reveal nothing...

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Which Way does the Leaf Go? Drawing Apple Logos

People's memory, even for extremely common objects, is much poorer than they believe it to be....

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Opting out of the attention economy.

Firms will realize substantially greater success if they use moderately energetic commercials rather than highly energetic ones...

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Schizophrenic? Check your fingers, chaps.

Asymmetry has a potential utility as a diagnostic test in determining the presence of schizophrenia...

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Being laid off causes distrust for at least nine years

Job losses of the recent recession could lead to a worrying level of long-term distrust...

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The Male Gaze is a Fact (but there’s a catch)

Women were viewed more frequently and for longer periods of time - even when their photos were blended in groups of both genders ...

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(When) Do You Feel Lucky?

People are more likely to turn to superstitions to achieve a performance goal versus a learning goal....

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Now You Don’t See It, Now You Do! Reactions to Restored Sight

Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life....

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Trust me, I Smell Like an Old Lady

Aromatherapy researcher Roberta Sellaro's recent findings suggest that the smell of lavender promotes trust....

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Your Computer or Your Family : Who Knows You Better?

Given enough Likes, the computers came closer to a person's self-reported personality than their brothers, mothers or partners...

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Optimistic People Have Healthier Hearts

Individuals' total health scores increased in tandem with their levels of optimism....

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Posting Selfies is The Path to Misery

People who score higher on self-objectification post more selfies, which leads to more feedback from friends online, which encourages them to post even more photos...

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Dumped? Wallow in Self-Pity. It Works!

In breakups, self-concept repair actually causes improvements in well-being....

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Happy CEOs Make Bigger Profits

Managers whose language displays an optimistic state of mind are more likely to have a positive influence on their firm's position in the market. ...

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Francis Dunnery [Interview]

I think it is a dreadful mistake to base your decisions on what an audience might like. Audiences are as fickle as a donkey's tail....

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That’s Handy. Perception and Hand Size

Our bodies are used as perceptual metrics - we are more likely to attribute changes in the perceived size of the hand to changes in the world....

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Favourite Children and Drug Abuse

It's not just how you treat them differently, but how your kids perceive i...

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Fretful Smartphone Loss Trauma IS REAL!

The loss of one's smart phone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is also a potential privacy and security risk...

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Sobering Thoughts and the 100 Yard Stare

Soldiers who kill in combat are less likely to abuse alcohol post-deployment...

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Peer Pressure and the Cool Kids

Seeking popularity and attention by trying to act older than one's age may not yield the expected benefits. ...

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Forgive and Forget

While true forgiveness may be difficult to accomplish, the findings suggest that once the transgression has been forgiven forgetting may become easier as a result...

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Inside the minds of murderers

The minds of murderers who kill impulsively, often out of rage, and those who carefully carry out premeditated crimes differ markedly both psychologically and intellectuall...

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Chimps Cash Their Chance Chips

Chimpanzees, bonobos exhibit emotional responses to outcomes of decision-making. Chimps Cash ? It's bananas of course....

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20% Suicidal Youths Have Guns

Suicidal Youths : Researchers say emergency department doctors should screen all pediatric patients for suicide risk...

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