|Study shows employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts
||People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington shows. Marcus Butts, UT Arlington associate professor in the College of Business’ Department of Management, is lead author [...]The post Study shows employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study challenges theory on unconscious memory system
||A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory. For decades, scientists have theorized that this part of the brain is not involved in processing unconscious memory, the type that allows us to do things like button a shirt without having [...]The post Study challenges theory on unconscious memory system appeared first on PsyPost.
|Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout
||A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. Reading World War Z, an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of [...]The post Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout appeared first on PsyPost.
|Calling the shots: The brain’s decision-making structure
||A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according to researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University in Japan. The striatum is part of the basal ganglia, the inner core [...]The post Calling the shots: The brain’s decision-making structure appeared first on PsyPost.
|Personality and place: New insights on person-environment links
||Psychological traits, such as personality and well-being, are spatially and regionally clustered within cities, states, countries, and the world. Four presentations showcase cutting-edge research that investigates how traits are spatially and geographically clustered, what mechanisms drive the uneven distribution of traits, and the consequences of these spatial patterns. The presentations are part of a symposium [...]The post Personality and place: New insights on person-environment links appeared first on PsyPost.
|Suicide rates rising for older US adults
||Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age [...]The post Suicide rates rising for older US adults appeared first on PsyPost.
|The White/Gold Blue/Black Dress Mystery #TheDress
||Are you questioning your own sanity because of the white/gold or black/blue dress controversy? Is the dress in the image above white and gold or black and blue? As it turns out, people see it differently. Who is right and who is wrong? What is the real color of the dress? And finally, what does […]
|Our Photoshop Color Sample Test Proves The Dress is White and Gold #TheDress
||The white/gold or blue/black dress controversy took the Internet by storm on Friday. Although the difference in color perception is nothing new, we could never imagine that this difference can be so radical. The rumors that spread like a wildfire don't help either. We decided to carry out our own color test using Photoshop Eyedropper tool and here is what we've found out...
|Uninspired, Unmotivated, and Unhappy? Three Ways To Live A
|| You wake up frustrated from a fight you had with your partner, drive to job you’ve told yourself countless times you should quit, only to return home exhausted and wonder what it all means. Does this sound like you? If it does, don’t worry, we’ve all been...
|Blaming the Victim
||"What did we do to make them hate us so much?"
|Is Worry Part of Your Creative Life?
||Probably most of us experience worry, stress and various kinds of anxiety to some extent, but creative people may be especially vulnerable to these mood and health challenges. As psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel notes, “Life produces stress, the artistic personality produces additional stress, creating produces even more stress,...
|Kaiser Continues to Improve, But Can Do Better for
||Apparently a $4 million stick wasn’t big enough to encourage Kaiser Permanente in California to offer residents better mental health care in the state. While Kaiser fixed two of the deficiencies originally identified by the government agency charged with oversight of care in California, it still didn’t fix two others...
|Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know
How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|How Can You Seek Stillness?
||The beautiful and intimidating thing about yoga is that it’s a time to stop and be still. It’s a time to be quiet with ourselves. Which many of us don’t do very often. The other types of exercises I do are mostly high intensity (which I also love). Go. Go....
|Our Top-Down Brains and How They Help Us Adapt to the World
||What you see is often not a matter of the stimuli that are in front of you, but a matter of your expectations. The “affair of the dress,” and whether you see it as white-gold or blue-black is just another example of our top-down brains.
|Can money buy happiness? The relationship between money and well-being
||Researchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being.
|Psychology Around the Net: February 28, 2015
||Check out this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about smokers and their relationships to anxiety and depression, how your state ranks regarding the five aspects of life satisfaction, neurons that predict how we might react in particular situations, and more. Neurons That Help Predict What Another Individual...
|Actually, still no good explanation of ‘that dress’
||The last time I almost went blind staring at “that dress” was thanks to Liz Hurley and on this occasion I find myself equally unsatisfied. I’ll spare you the introduction about the amazing blue/black or white/gold dress. But what’s left me rather disappointed are the numerous ‘science of the dress’ articles that have appeared everywhere […]
|Talking Heads & Monkey Minds
||A few pattern-interruption points from Talking Heads (from 1984): “There is a finite number of jokes in the universe.” “There is no music in space.” “Cats like houses better than people.” “Schools are for training people how to listen to other people.” “Violence on television only affects children whose parents...
|Spike activity 28-02-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus magazine has a good piece on behavioural economics and rethinking ‘nudges’. Although the rethink is really just another form of standard ‘nudge’. The biggest hedge fund in the world, the $165 billion Bridgewater, starts an AI team to help give it the edge […]