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Depression
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.

Book summaries
Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture

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

Big five
Big data and the Big 5

Big data and the Big 5

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

Big five
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...

Feelings
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...

Aging
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...

Technology
Dealing with digital distraction

Dealing with digital distraction

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

Behavior
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...

AI
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.

Philosophy
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,...

Emotions
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...

Thoughts
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...

Emotional IQ
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...