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Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

2013-03-05 11:46:40

If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience. "In real life and in academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims in cases of social aggression," says co-author Richard Ryan, professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester. "This study shows that when people bend to pressure to exclude others, they...

2013-02-20 15:35:17

A new psychology study suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice Why do straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another? A new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice. The study, published online in the February issue of Evolutionary Psychology, is the first to provide empirical evidence that the...

2013-02-19 23:00:36

February: the aura of romance, the month of love. Celebrate healthy relationships with Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Heather Hans, as she gives people the practical nuts and bolts for thriving in a healthy relationship. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Now that you´ve been wined and dined, and the alluring desire and sensuality of Saint Valentine´s holiday has passed, certified law of attraction practitioner Heather Hans shares her take on how to create and maintain healthy...

How To Be Happier In A Relationship? Play By Your Own Rules
2013-02-13 14:20:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet again a new study has emerged which reaffirms something most of us have known all along: You don´t have to be close with your partner to have a good relationship, you just need to be happy and play by your own rules. Today´s penchant for over-sharing on the Internet through social websites likes Facebook and Instagram could cause some couples to feel as if they aren´t close enough to their significant other...

2013-02-11 16:12:09

Concerns and anxieties about one´s close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research. In the study, researchers asked married couples to complete questionnaires about their relationships and collected saliva and blood samples to test participants´ levels of a key stress-related hormone and numbers of certain immune cells. The research focused on attachment anxiety. Those who are on the high end of the...

Men Are Bigger Risk-Takers When Sex Is On The Line
2013-02-11 11:10:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With Mardi Gras and Valentine´s Day just around the corner, a group of European researchers has released a timely study showing that men are more likely than women to take risks once a romantic element has been introduced into a situation. In their report, the research team also theorized that risk-taking helped our male ancestors to pass on their genes to their progeny, thereby transmitting these daredevil inclinations to future...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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