Latest Attitude Stories

2014-08-01 23:06:15

Following on the success of her most recent hit singles “Take It Like A Man,” “Without You,” and “Pass Out,” the latter a collaboration with Timbaland and Brasco, Bleona is preparing to set the world on fire with her upcoming single “FUIF (F*** You I’m Famous).” Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Following on the success of her most recent hit singles “Take It Like A Man,” “Without You,” and “Pass Out,” the latter a collaboration with Timbaland and...

Gut Instinct Can Tell Newlyweds Whether Their Marriage Will Be Happy
2013-11-30 05:11:14

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ask any young couple who has recently exchanged vows and committed themselves ‘til death do they part how their relationship is and 10 times out of 10 you will receive the rosiest picture back. Ultimately, however, that stellar 100 percent return is not very realistic, especially when you consider the statistic that 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce. A new study out of Florida State University (FSU) has devised a way to...

2013-09-19 15:40:35

Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research. In the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, New Jersey residents were more likely to show support for a politician running on a "green" platform, and expressed a greater belief that climate change is caused by human activity. This research, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that traumatic weather events may have the power...

Haters Are Just Wired That Way
2013-08-27 05:27:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You may have noticed some people seem to dislike everything around them, while others seem to like everything they encounter. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Illinois has uncovered the reason behind this seemingly arbitrary personality quirk. The research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shows this preference is part of our...

Phobia Therapy Ineffective For People With Negative Attitudes
2013-02-27 06:14:02

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Putting aside pop-psychology adages that claim the contrary, simply confronting our fears isn´t always the most effective way of defeating them. Instead, researchers now say that to gain lasting freedom from our deep-seated phobias, we have to change our attitudes towards the objects and experiences in which those fears are rooted. A team of Ohio State University psychologists recently found that among two groups of...

Personality Impacts On Mental Health, Longevity And Decision-Making
2013-01-20 05:53:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to making individuals more outgoing or sociable, extraversion also makes people more likely to favor immediate rewards over delayed gratification — even if waiting means that the ultimate reward will be larger, according to the results of a new study presented late last week. University of Minnesota researcher Colin DeYoung and colleagues recruited subjects to better understand how being an extravert or an...

2012-08-06 21:51:17

Voters' racial attitudes can influence candidate preference, sometimes unconsciously Voters' racial attitudes, both conscious and unconscious, may be a significant factor in this year's U.S. presidential election, particularly since whites tend to prefer people of their own race, according to research presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "People may not even be aware that they have certain racial attitudes and that could be why, even with...

2012-04-05 10:07:44

Photographs of children with Down syndrome elicit less positive attitudes than photographs of typically developing children do, reports new research published Apr. 4 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. This effect was strongest for photographs of children with features that are "strongly typical" of Down syndrome, and somewhat weaker for images that were more "weakly typical." Although photographs of children with Down syndrome are typically viewed as more positive ("friendly" and...

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