We all have told a white lie before ("No, you don't look fat in that outfit") because they're harmless. Some of us might even take it to the next step and tell truthful things to convey something that is false. This is called paltering, and it's a common type of deception.
Date Posted: February 22, 2017GO
A study published in the Journal of Individual Differences explains how the way a piece of good news is shared actually reveals aspects of one's personality.
Published in the Journal of Behavioral Ecology, a research team suggests that Caucasian people with yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive--and it can be achieved by simply eating foods like carrots!
It's no secret that the kind of interests people have is a reflection of their character. Research shows that preferences in music can reveal one's style of thinking as well.
Although mothers are the ones who go through the physical changes during and after pregnancy, a study shows that fathers too enter hormonal changes that increase empathy and motivation to care for their children.
A common social norm is that children should not be left unsupervised. One who leaves her child alone, even for a few minutes, could very well be faced with backlash about endangering the health and safety of the youth. Barbara Sarnecka, a cognitive ...
Eye contact is one of the most powerful nonverbal forms of communication. We can convey a lot of our feelings and emotions, such as guilty or shyness, through our eyes and it allows people to track down another's level of attention and interest. A ...
Depression has been commonly treated with a mix of therapy and medication. However, one study shows that finding a right diet can also influence the mental disorder.
In the United States of America, a petition signed by multiple psychologists is growing to have the president examined for any mental health issues. Yet, do they have the qualifications to make a diagnosis without seeing a patient?
Parents on the lookout for any abnormality in their children for autism often notice them from 12 to 18 months, from signs of making no eye contact or a lack of smiles. However, researhers say that there can be signs of autism in the brain well ...
There are many ways to sharing a newly landed good news. Some might text a best friend immediately, launch the great news to social media, talk about it in the presence of someone who does not enjoy the same ability or keeping it all to themselves. ...
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Ever wonder why we tend to forget things over time? Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada explain why we often struggle to remember the small details of our past.
Most people would think that shoving as many people into a space as possible would drive all the individuals in that area crazy--and that is good possibility. Yet, when it comes to psychology and talking about life history theory, how density ...
In the field of romance, girls also size each other up to assess the "competition". Everything from the face to the breast to the waist and hips is looked at to estimate how appealing one looks--and this quick mental calculation can even affect ...
If you've lost some faith in humanity, take a look at toddlers. Research has shown that toddlers actually enjoy helping others as much they as they like helping themselves! The reason may surprise you--toddlers don't do it to gain some favor later ...
Many injuries we endure will heal and fade, but some are severe enough to leave a scar for years, even affecting our abilities for the remainder of our lifetime. Research on those who have dealt with traumatic brain injuries show that patients ...