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Culture affects how people deceive others, study shows People's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background, psychologists have discovered. Linguistic cues to deception do not appear consistently across all cultures. The differences are dictated by known cultural differences in cognition and social norms. This has implications for everything from forensic risk assessments, discrimination proceedings and the evaluation of asylum seekers.
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Study: Liberals and conservatives will forgo money to safeguard their ideological bubble It appears that narrow-mindedness is a bipartisan trait. New research has found that both liberals and conservatives are equally motivated to avoid exposure to one another’s opinions. The study appears in the peer-reviewed Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. “Most people don’t know and don’t want to know what the ‘other side’ has to say,” said [...]
Pilot study finds gamers have lower levels of premature ejaculation Italian scientists have found a link between gaming and lower levels of premature ejaculation. The preliminary study, published online June 1 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, examined the relationship between playing video games and sexual health in adult men. “I am interested in this topic as I’ve always been a gamer,” explained the study’s [...]
An Eye For a Wandering Eye: Avoiding Promiscuous Partners Does your partner enjoy meeting new people? Does he or she work the room at business events? Interaction dynamics reveal whether your partner is pursuing business or pleasure.
Why do I Always feel Confused and Responsible in...   I can’t quite put my finger on it. Is he a narcissist?  He’s not really verbally abusive. He never yells at me, or anyone for that matter. Perhaps I’m imagining things. He would give me the shirt off my back if I ever needed … ...
Possible Cures for Narcissistic Personalities and Behaviors... Recently there was a rare request from an honest reader who felt they have narcissistic tendencies but couldn’t find any guidelines on how to reduce these habits. I commend this reader for being aware enough to realize this and also for taking steps to ask … ...
The Personality Trait That Decreases Suicide Risk It is also a generally protective factor against health problems. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Study could help explain link between seizures and psychiatric disorders Scientists have identified different types of neurons in a brain region called the reticular thalamus. A better understanding of these cells could eventually help explain how both seizures and certain psychiatric disorders can occur at the same time.
A star is born: Lesser-known brain cell takes center stage A new method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer's and depression.
Doctor depression, suicide slowly coming out of shadows The medical profession has a higher-than-average suicide rate but is one in which admitting to mental health struggles can carry a stigma.
The Simple Treatment That Beats Antidepressants Two-thirds of people with major depression were no longer depressed after this treatment. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
The Truth about Abusers, Abuse, and What to Do Abusers seek control because they're insecure, despite any outer success. Learn to spot them and what to do.
How Am I Doing at Life? Our culture's gamification of life has led to an epidemic anxiety, ever-buzzing though often just beyond our consciousness.
On Feeling Angry Anger isn’t an emotion that too many of us feel comfortable with. But could we? Being angry sounds big and scary. It sounds like an emotion that could easily spin out of control, hurt other people, and make everything worse, somehow. It sounds like a … ...
Why Some People Just Have Difficult Relationships You may regard yourself as pretty easy-going, so why are some people in your life so very hard to get along with? New research shows why the difficult are so difficult.
Why Are We So Obsessed with What's 'Natural'? Wondering what people are talking about when they say they fear 'toxins'? Turns out an obsession with the "natural" is a fundamental feature of our psychologies.
Does Birth Order Affect Personality? A new study suggests only children are more creative, but less agreeable. Why parents shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
Brain damage can make sideways faces more memorable, and give us 'emotion blindness' People with damage to a crucial part of the brain fail to recognize facial emotions, but they unexpectedly find faces looking sideways more memorable researchers have found.
New approach to combatting anxiety states, pain and inflammation Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) play an important role in the brain and immune system. Researchers have now found a new way to influence the endocannabinoid system. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic as well as anxiolytic effects could be achieved in an animal model.