How the brain adapts to telling lies

Anecdotal reports of dishonesty escalating over time are common. Thus, a team of researchers from University College London (U.C.L.) and Duke University decided to investigate. The team's findings confirm in a laboratory setting that dishonesty ...

Oct 25

Categories: Antisocial personality, Other

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Science tells us not to rely on eyewitnesses

Devastating mistakes by eyewitnesses are not rare, according to a report by the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating those wrongfully convicted of crimes. Since the 1990s, when DNA testing was first introduced, Innocence ...

Oct 18

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Would you vote for a psychopath?

Many well-regarded leaders appear to find success through psychopathic traits - namely, fearlessness, social influence and immunity to stress. However, research suggests that leaders who also possess psychopathy's negative characteristics - ...

Oct 4

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Learning foreign languages can sharpen our minds

Scientists say the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of learning. Scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) together with colleagues from the University ...

Sep 6

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Does your dog truly understand you?

If you're speaking to me, it's not just what you say but how you say it that matters. A new study finds that dogs also pick up on these important, yet separate details. And there's more. Not only does this study add to our knowledge of how dogs ...

Sep 1

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The Midas Touch Effect

The power of non-sexual touching by women lies in the fact that both men and women respond positively to warmth and friendliness from women, but not necessarily from men. Touch can affect people’s tendency to comply with requests (a phenomenon ...

Sep 1

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other

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People estimate their own abilities based on others' performance

Ratings of our own abilities are strongly influenced by the performance of others, according to a study published July 20 in Neuron. Interacting with high performers makes us feel more capable in cooperative team settings, but less competent in ...

Jul 22

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Examining the Benefits of a Psychology Degree

Are there too many psychology majors these days? Is obtaining a psychology degree a practical goal for college students in the 21st century? Will I be able to find a job after earning a degree in psychology? These are the types of questions which ...

Jul 20

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Males more likely to suffer psychologically when dissatisfied with ...

Society might lead us to believe body image concerns should be reserved for females but research published today from The University of Sydney has suggested that men are more likely to suffer psychologically when dissatisfied with their image.

Jul 9

Categories: Men's Issues, Other

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The Simplest Motivational Technique May Also Be The Best

Psychologists tested three common motivational techniques to see which works best.

Jul 2

Categories: Other

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7 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Improve Your Memory

The associations, aromas, foods, moods and other techniques that science has shown can boost your memory.

Jun 30

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The Joy of Giving

In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm wrote: “Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” The more we give, the more we experience the world as the ...

Jun 25

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Choices Are Based on Feelings Not Value

Over the past 50 years, there has been an increasing appreciation of the role of feelings in people’s choices. Economic models suggest that people’s choices should be based on an objective assessment of the value that an option has related to a ...

Jun 21

Categories: Other

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Cognitive function worsened by dull and dirty workplaces

According to Grzywacz and colleagues, some studies have also suggested that working in a dirty environment can impact long-term cognitive functioning, while others have indicated that brain health may suffer as a result of an unstimulating ...

Jun 20

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Photography Has A Surprising Psychological Benefit, Large Study Finds

It turns out that photography has an unsuspected psychological benefit.

Jun 16

Categories: Other

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