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Motivation bias

Motivation bias

Evidence accumulation is affected by what people want to believe.

Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

The five major categories of human conscious feelings are positive emotions, negative...

Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

The five major categories of human conscious feelings are positive emotions, negative...

Suppressing negative emotions during a health scare may whip up spiral of fear

Suppressing negative emotions during a health scare may...

Attempts to suppress a health scare may create an interminable cycle of suppression...

We may have less control of our thoughts than we think

We may have less control of our thoughts than we think

Involuntary counting and imagery is present in the conscious mind in response to...

Eleven signs that you lack emotional IQ

Eleven signs that you lack emotional IQ

Leadership and success is becoming less relevant to IQ and more synonymous with...

Impostor syndrome

Impostor syndrome

The impostor syndrome manifests when skilled, highly trained people feel that they...

Timing and the experiencing of envy

Timing and the experiencing of envy

We are more envious of things that haven't happened yet.

Timing and the experiencing of envy

Timing and the experiencing of envy

We are more envious of things that haven't happened yet.

Yoga shown to improve anxiety

Yoga shown to improve anxiety

Yoga may help treat people with general anxiety disorder and can alleviate symptoms...

Pets reduce stress

Pets reduce stress

Interaction with cats and dogs has stress-relieving benefits.

People’s life goals relate to their personality

People’s life goals relate to their personality

People's goals are consistent with their personality traits. Furthermore, these...

Finding meaning in life

Finding meaning in life

The presence of meaning in life is associated with higher levels of well-being,...

16 going on 66: Will you be the same person 50 years from now?

16 going on 66: Will you be the same person 50 years from...

When discerning change, a lot depends from where you are drawing comparisons, with...

Dealing with digital distraction

Dealing with digital distraction

Smart phone use during social meals, has been shown to reduce enjoyment and leaves...

People’s life goals relate to their personality

People’s life goals relate to their personality

People's goals are consistent with their personality traits. Furthermore, these...

Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy reduces teenage girls' headaches.

Extreme early birds

Extreme early birds

Advanced sleep phase, which entails going to bed very early and rising very early,...

Maternal connections and dating violence

Maternal connections and dating violence

Teenagers who have positive connections with their mother are less likely to experience...

Finding meaning in life

Finding meaning in life

The presence of meaning in life is associated with higher levels of well-being,...

What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative

What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative

A new USC Dornsife-led psychology study shows that conservatives, more so than liberals,...

Major depressive episodes are more widespread than originally thought.

Major depressive episodes are more widespread than originally...

Estimates place major depressive episodes (MDEs) at 17% of women and 10% of men.

Predicting mental health through social media posts

Predicting mental health through social media posts

Language analysis of social media posts has been used to show that certain groups...

Predicting schizophrenia

Predicting schizophrenia

Machine learning technology is being used to predict schizophrenia to a higher degree...

Major depressive episodes are more widespread than originally thought.

Major depressive episodes are more widespread than originally...

Estimates place major depressive episodes (MDEs) at 17% of women and 10% of men.

Behavioral risk factors for depression vary with age

Behavioral risk factors for depression vary with age

New study examines risk factors according to 3 age groups.

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades

UCLA's Alan Castel focuses on the benefits of old age, and provides tips for longevity,...

Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture

In a controversial new book titled Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are, psychologist...

Artificial intelligence can predict your personality, simply by tracking your eyes

Artificial intelligence can predict your personality, simply...

Personality type can be assessed with eye movement.

Artificial intelligence can predict your personality, simply by tracking your eyes

Artificial intelligence can predict your personality, simply...

Personality type can be assessed with eye movement.

Big data and the Big 5

Big data and the Big 5

Since ancient times, humans have tried to understand each other through categorizing...

New personality test is faster, and tougher to trick

New personality test is faster, and tougher to trick

A new 'Big 5' type personality test has been developed by researchers that is both...

Big data and the Big 5

Big data and the Big 5

Since ancient times, humans have tried to understand each other through categorizing...

New personality test is faster, and tougher to trick

New personality test is faster, and tougher to trick

A new 'Big 5' type personality test has been developed by researchers that is both...

Childhood hardships and health effects

Childhood hardships and health effects

Children who suffer through hardships have better long-term health if they have...

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are looking at now

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are...

A lot of the information shaping current perceptions comes from what we have experienced...

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are looking at now

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are...

A lot of the information shaping current perceptions comes from what we have experienced...

Childhood hardships and health effects

Childhood hardships and health effects

Children who suffer through hardships have better long-term health if they have...

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students' long-term health.

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students'...

Teens that feel supported by their teachers enjoy better health in their adult years.

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students' long-term health.

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students'...

Teens that feel supported by their teachers enjoy better health in their adult years.

Education

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students'...

Teens that feel supported by their teachers enjoy better health in their adult years.

Goals

People’s life goals relate to their personality

People's goals are consistent with their personality traits. Furthermore, these same goals may lead to subsequent personality changes.

Anxiety and stress

Yoga shown to improve anxiety

Yoga may help treat people with general anxiety disorder and can alleviate symptoms of chronic nervousness and worry.

Depression

Major depressive episodes are more widespread than originally...

Estimates place major depressive episodes (MDEs) at 17% of women and 10% of men.

Philosophy

Finding meaning in life

The presence of meaning in life is associated with higher levels of well-being, both physical and mental.

Parenting

Maternal connections and dating violence

Teenagers who have positive connections with their mother are less likely to experience abusive relationships later on.