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Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating
Indiana University psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't always in line with what they choose. (2019-06-25)
Foodie calls: Dating for a free meal (rather than a relationship)
New psychology research reveals 23-33% of women in an online study say they've engaged in a 'foodie call,' where they set up a date for a free meal. (2019-06-21)
In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a 'type'
Researchers at the University of Toronto show that people do indeed have a 'type' when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type -- for example, after a bad relationship -- some will gravitate to similar partners. (2019-06-10)
Dogs mirror owner's stress
The levels of stress in dogs and their owners follow each other, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden. (2019-06-06)
Where to draw the line between mental health and illness?
Schizophrenia is considered an illness by nearly all Finns, while grief and homosexuality are not. (2019-06-06)
I, you, or we: Pronouns provide hints to romantic attachment styles
New research shows that the pronouns individuals use when describing their romantic experiences provide clues about their attachment styles. (2019-06-06)
Psychological model of defectologist's readiness for professional development
In this new paper, the researchers theorize that professional competences of a defectologist (a Russian term for educators engaged in assisted teaching for disabled individuals) rely on their psychological readiness for such a profession. (2019-06-04)
Church, couch, couple: Social psychological connections between people and physical space
From couples to communities, the built environment shapes us as much as we shape it. (2019-05-30)
Extroverts enjoy four key advantages according to science; here they are
Researchers have determined that extroverts enjoy four key advantages over their more introverted peers. (2019-05-29)
Research reveals how personality affects susceptibility to persuasion
Researchers at Edge Hill University in England have helped identify personality traits which make people more (or less) susceptible to persuasion than others. (2019-05-23)
Predictors of refugee adjustment: The importance of cognitive skills and personality
An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster. (2019-05-21)
Study examines consequences of workplace bullying
New research reveals how frequently being the target of workplace bullying not only leads to health-related problems but can also cause victims to behave badly themselves. (2019-05-16)
World-class research performance that bloomed in an undergraduate class
Research achievement through an Undergraduate Group Research Program (UGRP) was published on an international scientific journal. (2019-05-08)
Keeping fit is more than physical: It's a state of mind
Preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and prolonged hospitalization, particularly if they progress to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (2019-04-30)
Your present self is your best future self, according to new research
Predicting similarity over time is strongly related to happiness later on in life according to new study appearing Social Psychological and Personality Science. (2019-04-29)
A personality test for ads
People leave digital footprints online, and this information could helps marketers personalize ads based on individual personality types. (2019-04-26)
College-age males at bars, parties more likely to be sexually aggressive
College men who frequently attend parties or go to bars are more likely to be sexually aggressive compared to those who don't, Washington State University researchers have found. (2019-04-25)
Policies valuing cultural diversity improve minority students' sense of belonging
Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps. (2019-04-24)
Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes
Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists from McGill University found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. (2019-04-15)
Listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks in very different ways
In the future, a new brain research method could be used to study creativity. (2019-04-12)
Insecurities may drive people to save more
When people feel that their own good impressions of themselves are at risk, they may try to increase their savings, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-04-08)
Behavioral ecology: Personalities promote adaptability
Bold great tits lay their eggs earlier when under threat, the shy ones put it off. (2019-04-08)
Most links between personality traits and life outcomes are replicable
Studies showing links between personality traits and life outcomes, such as marital stability and vocational achievements, provide a reasonably accurate map of the relationship between personality and various aspects of one's life, according to findings from a large-scale replication project. (2019-04-05)
Ethnic minorities not 'hypersensitive' to microaggressions, research shows
There is no evidence that ethnic minorities are more sensitive than other groups to supposedly trivial insults or invalidations, they just experience them more often, research from Goldsmiths, University of London shows. (2019-03-24)
Former inmates need social supports to maintain mental health, Rutgers study says
Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health. (2019-03-19)
Study suggests personality tests may improve care for prostate cancer patients
Scientists have found that men with high neuroticism -- between a quarter and a fifth of men in developed countries -- are significantly more likely to suffer from adverse events such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence, which may put their recovery from prostate cancer surgery at risk. (2019-03-15)
Sex differences in personality traits in Asian elephants
Scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have found that male and female Asian elephants differ in their personality. (2019-03-11)
Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change
When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs' bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over their dogs' naughty chewing habits, they are gradually shaping their dogs' personalities. (2019-02-22)
A sociable personality attenuates neuropathic pain and anxiety intensifies it
Certain personality traits such as sociability, anxiety or depression influence manifestations of neuropathic pain in mice, according to a new study by the Neuropharmacology Laboratory-NeuroPhar at Pompeu Fabra University. (2019-02-18)
What can early adulthood tell us about midlife identity?
A recent study from the University of Jyväskylä indicates that personality style in young adulthood anticipates identity formation later in life. (2019-02-12)
Surrounded by low achievers -- High on positive emotions?
Study involving the University of Konstanz proves negative impacts of high-achieving environment on school students' individual emotional well-being. (2019-02-11)
Is our personality affected by the way we look? (Or the way we think we look?)
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? (2019-02-11)
Why Mr. Nice could be Mr. Right
The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. (2019-02-11)
Courage a double-edged sword for economic success
Modern economies need courageous, entrepreneurial individuals to thrive yet the same qualities can bring greater risks according to a world-first study. (2019-02-11)
Bridging the 'liking-gap,' researchers discuss awkwardness of conversations
Social and personality psychologists will present their latest findings on how people engage in casual conversations, and what this means for our own performance anxiety. (2019-02-08)
Origins of depression brought into focus in large-scale genetic study
Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that could be at risk. (2019-02-05)
Genetic study of impulsiveness reveals associations with psychiatric disorders
Impulsiveness and substance use share a genetic basis, according to genome-wide association studies published in JNeurosci by academic and industry researchers. (2019-02-04)
Listeners get an idea of the personality of the speaker through his voice
A paper published by Cristina Baus and Albert Costa, UPF researchers at the Center for Cognition and Brain (CBC), in collaboration with researchers from the Université Aix-Marseille and the University of Glasgow, has shown that listeners across languages form very rapid personality impressions from the voice and this is not modulated by the language of the listener, native or foreign. (2019-01-29)
Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. (2019-01-24)
Childhood lead exposure linked to poor adult mental health
Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline. (2019-01-23)
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