How Society Works: 8 Revealing Psychological Insights Into Our Social ...

Would you post a letter dropped in the street, obey an order to electrocute another person, start a conversation with a familiar stranger or help a lost child? Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist who is most famous for his ...

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Overreliance on Computer May Leave You Ill-Suited for High-Trust Jobs

Many of us have seen, heard, or read about the computer geek who is so consumed about interacting with his computer that he forgets how to interact with other people in a real-world situation. Well, there’s actually research to confirm this! But ...

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Children as young as four express liberal views about gender

Children as young as four already show some awareness that gender roles are flexible and that individual preferences are an acceptable reason for not conforming to gender norms. That's according to a study with 72 four- to eight-year-olds in the ...

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How killing begets more killing (of bugs)

"At first killing was obligatory; afterward we got used to it. We became naturally cruel. We no longer needed encouragement or fines to kill, or even orders or advice." Jean-Baptise Murangira, a killer from Rwanda. There's plenty of anecdotal ...

Mar 21

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The Highly Sensitive (HSP) Introvert Survival Guide to Weddings & ...

How to survive a wedding or gathering without losing your mind. This post is a wedding gift. A far-away Highly Sensitive (HSP) Introvert friend of mine is getting married soon. They're having a destination wedding and friends and family have already ...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in ...

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined. The results, based on studies in mice, are published in ...

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MIT research: The power of being heard

To help promote peace in the Middle East, many organizations have established "peace camps" or similar conflict-resolution programs that bring Israelis and Palestinians together to foster greater understanding of the opposing group. One common ...

Mar 20

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Facebook's Dark Side

Carpenter's study, "Narcissism on Facebook: Self-promotional and Anti-social Behavior," is published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Narcissism is defined in this study as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for ...

Mar 20

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Three Things That Maintain Anxiety:

How many times have you had the same conversation with someone over and over again, and then became frustrated again and again because they did not follow your advice? I hear about this happening all of the time actually. I hear about it from ...

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Changing Longstanding Habits with Self-Support

Here are some basic steps involved in changing long-standing habits: First, make peace with your personality structure. Take a positive, friendly attitude toward your history. "I've always loved risk. I was born that way. Sometimes taking risks ...

Mar 19

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A Compassion Practice – The Missing Link in Self-Healing?

Many people struggle with shame. Childhood experiences of shaming and of humiliation become internalised. Instead of seeing ourselves as innocent, unlucky, recipients of bad behaviour, we often take on false messages into our brain – we deserved ...

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Computer-Based Treatment Eases Anxiety Symptoms in Children

A computer-based training method that teaches a person with anxiety to shift attention away from threatening images reduced symptoms of anxiety in a small clinical trial in children with the condition. The results of this first randomized clinical ...

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Afghan Atrocity: Can Stress and Head Trauma Cause a Soldier to ...

The lawyer for a 38-year-old U.S. serviceman accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has disputed a number of theories floated to explain the actions of the staff sergeant, who was being flown to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on Friday to stand trial. ...

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Sex-Deprived Fruit Flies Turn to Alcohol, Perhaps to Fulfill a ...

After being deprived of sex, male fruit flies, known as Drosophila melanogaster, may turn to alcohol to fulfill a physiological demand for a reward, according to a study recently published in the journal Science. Troy Zars, an associate professor of ...

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Becoming Single Again: People Who Are Kind to Themselves Do It Better

Getting divorced can be a painful and distressing experience. Even if the parting is your idea and you really think it is the right thing to do, the process has the potential to be devastating. So what is a good way to cope, so that when the ...

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