A new analysis of recent scientific studies shows that thinking about death can offer perspective on life and improve physical health.
Helping young adults acknowledge their mental impulse to "sober up" as they mature can improve substance abuse intervention programs.
Unlike men, women restrain risk-taking behaviors when a baby is present, according to a new study.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
“If you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” said Abraham Lincoln. It’s a truism that power magnifies personality—but is it true? A new study says no. “Before, people thought that disposition is linked to will; it’s mainly internally driven,” says University College London psychologist Ana Guinote, who conducted the study with Mario Weick of the University of Kent and London doctoral student Alice Cai. “Our findings show that the environment crucially triggers dispositional or coun...
What we do with our emotional memories and how they affect us has a lot to do with our gender, personality and the methods we use to regulate our feelings, according to new study.
A personality profile marked by overly gregarious yet anxious behavior is rooted in abnormal development of a circuit hub buried deep in the front center of the brain, say scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
March 20th marks the birthday of famed behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, who would have turned 108 today. Besides Sigmund Freud, B.F. Skinner was the most famous and perhaps the most influential psychologist of the 20th century.
Although Devout and nominal Christians show better ethical judgment than the skeptics overall, when they have high narcissistic tendency, their ethical judgement is impaired making them hypocritical according to their own internalized value system.
Feeling angry and annoyed with others is a daily part of life, but most people don't act on these impulses. What keeps us from punching line-cutters or murdering conniving co-workers? Self-control. A new review article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines the psychological research and finds that it's possible to deplete self-control-or to strengthen it by practice.
A traditional view of human social development says a person's early relationship with his mother defines his relationships in his later years.
In theory, the social networking website Facebook could be great...
How will you feel if you fail that test? Awful, really awful, you say. Then you fail the test and, yes, you feel bad-but not as bad as you thought you would. This pattern holds for most people,
A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science finds that a feeling of inclusion can come from something as simple as eye contact from a stranger.
How do psychologists gauge scientific impact? One way is the so-called “journal impact factor,” or JIF, a ranking of a journal derived from the number of citations by other authors to all of the articles it has published in a given year.