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Going to church might be good for your health A recent study shows that people who attend worship services may reduce their mortality risk by 55 percent.
The 5 Most Attractive Personality Traits These five character traits are more attractive than your education or genetics. • 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 finds link between death-related anxiety and support for killing animals Humans kill animals for food, but could it also provide another psychological function? A study recently published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin provides evidence that the killing animals helps people dampen the awareness of their own mortality. The research was based on terror management theory, which posits that humans unconsciously uphold certain cultural [...]
How Common Is PTSD In Primary Care Settings? New data suggests that PTSD is common in primary care settings. Are patients getting the attention they need for this condition?
Why more promiscuous people are not necessarily cheaters Psychologists are taking a closer look at how the trait known as sociosexuality influences romantic relationships. New research suggests that individuals predisposed to casual sex are not necessarily predisposed to becoming cheaters. “We became interested in this topic because we wanted to understand why some people in romantic relationships are more successful at shielding off [...]
3 Distorted Beliefs About Friendships That Can Destroy Them... Our beliefs about relationships naturally affect how we behave in those relationships. And when our beliefs are distorted, it can lead us to actions that sabotage our friendships—and leave us neglecting ourselves. Which is why it’s important to take the time to explore our beliefs and … ...
Why Psychopaths Will Harm You, and Why They Don't Care Proving why you can't rely on those high in psychopathy, new research shows the emotional deficits that make them so likely to choose to harm rather than help their fellow humans.
Psychopathy in Everyday Life and the Role of Emotions Showing why you can't rely those high in psychopathy, new research shows the emotional deficits that make them so likely to choose to harm rather than help their fellow humans.
Psychology Around the Net: June 3, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net has something for everyone including psychological tricks to avoid impulse shopping, research results on the moral judgment of terrorists, how virtual reality is helping foster better mental health, and more. Enjoy! Shopping Hungry? … ...
Epigenetics of Music: A Karaoke vs. Bach Genetic Conflict? A study of a rare imprinting disorder has wide implications for our appreciation of music—Bach and karaoke included!
Use the PANDA Method to Apologize in a Meaningful Way Don’t BS your apologies. So, you’ve messed up big this time. You want to and need to apologize, but you don’t want to be accused of insincerity. By all means do not give the “I’m sorry, but…” kind of apology. The same goes for an … ...
Research Paper: How to Improve Your Relationship with Your CEO.
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Does Weather Affect Your Mood? Is your mood influenced by weather? I am clearly affected by rain — especially when it rains consistently for weeks as it has lately. And I know other people who are, too, so I thought I’d study why the extra precipitation alters the limbic system … ...
How To Look Stylish, According To Science What to wear for success at work, in romance and to improve cognition. • 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
A Periodic Table of Behavior for Psychology The Tree of Knowledge System provides psychologists (and scientists in general) with a new Periodic Table of Behavior.
Scientists try to crack the brain's memory codes In a pair of studies, scientists explored how the human brain stores and retrieves memories. One study suggests that the brain etches each memory into unique firing patterns of individual neurons. Meanwhile, the second study suggests that the brain replays memories faster than they are stored.
Olive oil nutrient linked to processes that prevent cancer in brain Research into oleic acid -- the primary ingredient in olive oil -- has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells, and may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain.
Are Your Differences TOO Different or Just Right? “Are we just too different?” This is a question many couples ask themselves as the initial high of romantic love wanes. Take Dorothy and Leah (fictional composites of couples I’ve seen in my private practice). They’ve been together for a year, living together for two … ...