Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, ...

While people often seek plastic surgery to improve their appearances, altering certain facial features can also influence how others perceive an individual’s personality. Men who have undergone cosmetic surgery are often rated as more trustworthy, ...

Jul 12

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How Sounds, Shapes, Speech and Body Movements Convey Emotion Through ...

Ever wondered why the things we see or hear can make us feel a certain way? A balance of energies in high or low frequencies make up the spectral centroid, which causes us to experience different emotions when we encounter sounds, shapes and ...

Jul 11

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Perception of Lower Socioeconomic Standing Stimulates Appetite

Individuals who feel that their socioeconomic status are lower than that of others have a greater tendency to engage in excessive eating habits which increases their risk of becoming obese, according to a recent study conducted in Singapore.

Jul 11

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Even Today, We Want Our Heroes to Know Right From Wrong

We are likely to prefer characters whom we perceive moral, as compared to fictional figures who are immoral, despite the rising support for antiheroes and villains.

Jul 9

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Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Does serotonin help you sleep, or does it make you more awake? As previous research on serotonin has provided contrasting results, scientists have conducted a study to put this debate to sleep.

Jun 28

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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How We Read a Room

In social settings where numerous faces are present, how do we quickly decide with group of people to interact with?

Jun 28

Categories: Other

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Foodie Calls: Dating for a Free Meal (Rather Than a Relationship)

Are you someone’s foodie call? Studies have found that setting up dates in order to get free meals is linked to personality traits associated with manipulative and deceptive behaviours in romantic relationships.

Jun 26

Categories: Other, Personality problems, Relationships & Marriage

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Memories Form 'Barrier' to Letting Go of Objects for People Who Hoard

Recent studies have found that the inability to suppress vivid and positive memories associated with objects can lead to hoarding problems for individuals.

Jun 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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Eye-tracking predicts decisions

A recent study made use of eye-tracking technology to investigate how people make decisions.

Dec 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other

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Multi-Tasking Isn't All Bad

A recent published experimental study investigated the effects of multi-tasking on productivity, with the results suggesting that perceived multi-tasking alone may well lead to increases in productivity. This is contradictory to previous findings ...

Nov 17

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The Role of Doapmine in Our Survival

Neuroscientists from MIT have found the underlying mechanisms for the steering of attention away from trivial tasks towards potential threats, and they believe that dopamine is central to this process. Danger signals are received and interpreted in ...

Nov 14

Categories: Executive Functions, Other, Paranoia / Suspiciousness

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The Dark Side: Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude is an emotion that has fascinated both professionals and lay people for quite a while, precisely because it is an emotion that has been associated with psychopathy.

Nov 3

Categories: Antisocial personality, Other

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Are We Naturally Altruistic or Selfish

Since childhood, our parents have taught us that sharing is caring and encouraged us to engage in pro-social, cooperative behaviours with our siblings and playmates, resulting in our inclination to be generous and helpful to the people around us, ...

Oct 24

Categories: Adult psychological development, Other

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Monitoring Increases Pro-social Behaviours

What motivates people to donate? Psychologists have proposed several factors that increase the likelihood of donation as well as the amount donated. Some of these factors include situational demands, such as crisis relief after a natural disaster, ...

Oct 20

Categories: Other

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The Line Between Right and Wrong

Moral psychologists believe there is an element of intuition involved in moral judgments, which is commonly termed as 'gut feeling' or the instantaneous judgment that people with regards to certain moral-like issues.

Oct 6

Categories: Other

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