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2014-05-25 05:58:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even the most independent person sometimes finds his or her opinions changing in the presence of peer pressure, but new research appearing in the Association for Psychological Science (APS) journal Psychological Science reveals that there is an expiration date for the effects of social influence. In fact, psychological scientist and study author Rongjun Yu of South China Normal University and his colleagues have found that people...

Food Social Identity You Eat What You Are
2013-12-30 12:19:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While you may have heard the saying “you are what you eat,” a new research review in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has found that, in a sense, you actually eat what you are. For their review, the researchers considered fifteen different studies from eleven journals. Eight of the studies looked at how food norm information affected consumption by participants. Seven other studies examined the effects of food...

2012-02-21 10:47:26

Every generation has its James Dean: the rebel who refuses to follow the path beaten by their peers. Now, a new study in Current Biology has found a link between the amount of grey matter in one specific brain region and an individual's likelihood of conforming to social pressures. Individuals are presented with many choices in life, from political alignments through to choosing which sandwich to eat for lunch. Their eventual decisions can be influenced by the options chosen by those...

2011-12-30 08:00:00

Shindo Industry (represented by CEO Yong-Soon) stands as Asia´s first company to obtain CE Mark (EC Certificate of Conformity) approval for its state of the art series of independently developed Cushion Tank Systems: EU-CCS110, EU-CCS100, EU-CCS80 and EU-CCS50. (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Shindo Industry (represented by CEO Yong-Soon) stands as Asia´s first company to obtain CE Mark (EC Certificate of Conformity) approval for its state of the art series of independently developed...

2011-10-25 19:56:26

Children as young as four years of age conform their public opinion to the majority Adults and adolescents often adjust their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better. Researchers from the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands, studied this phenomenon in four-year-olds and found that preschool children are already subject to peer pressure. In the current study, the...

2011-08-10 00:00:30

Shindo Industry (represented by CEO Yong-Soon) stands Asia's first to obtain CE Mark (EC Certificate of Conformity) approval for its state of art series of independently developed Cushion Tank Systems: EU-CCS110, EU-CCS100, EU-CCS80 and EU-CCS50. (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Shindo Industry (represented by CEO Yong-Soon) stands Asia's first to obtain CE Mark (EC Certificate of Conformity) approval for its state of art series of independently developed Cushion Tank Systems: EU-CCS110, EU-CCS100,...

2011-08-01 15:35:19

If you follow the pack are you more likely to co-operate with others in it? Not necessarily according to research into social behaviour by academics at the University of East Anglia. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that people who do not conform are most likely to work together for the greater good, while conforming to social norms can actually make people less likely to co-operate "“ a finding which surprised the...

2009-04-20 23:26:43

Being afraid leads people to go along with the crowd, activating a safety-in-numbers psychology, but lust motivates people to go alone, U.S. researchers say. Vladas Griskevicius of the University of Minnesota and colleagues suggest that the effectiveness of such common persuasion tactics -- advertisers often tout that specific products are best-sellers or are particularly popular -- can be dramatically altered by two primal emotions, fear and romantic desire. Feeling scared or amorous can...


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