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2011-11-07 20:00:00

A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, shows conservative value judgments on the death penalty, gay marriage, free markets, the right to go to war against UN resolutions, and detention of suspected terrorists without trial, to be related to three dark and anti-social personality traits: Machiavellianism (deception), narcissism (overinflated sense of self-worth), and psychopathy (absence of guilt or remorse). No significant relationships...

2011-08-26 15:41:24

Hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids´ unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children according to the latest issue of the American Journal of Play, a scholarly journal which has gathered a distinguished group of experts to probe the near-extinction of free play and its effects on children and society. “Remarkably, over the last 50 years, opportunities for children to play freely have declined continuously and dramatically in the United States and...

2011-08-20 00:00:04

Paul's book explains scientifically how we design our lives, from our careers to our relationships. He carefully explains how we recreate the world around us to suit our personality. Derivations of his profound personality system have been used by a former president in securing re-election as well as researchers and clinicians in helping understand the root causes of Autism, Alzheimer's and depression. The book explains things in easy to understand terms suitable for families. Orlando,...

2011-08-10 22:14:27

We all know one, or think we do: the person whose self-regard seems out of proportion to his or her actual merits. Popular culture labels these folks "narcissists," almost always a derogatory term. But a new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are "“ at least in the short term "“ beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. The study appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. "Most people think of narcissism as a...

2011-08-08 06:50:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ever wonder how all that time spent on Facebook is affecting your child? A new study shows social media may offer risks and benefits for kids. At the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, researchers presented a plenary talk that outlined the effects of social media. "While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we are just now starting to see solid psychological research...

2011-01-12 00:01:22

The fallacious decade-old "vaccine-cause-autism" link was recently but belatedly exposed as a "fraud" and "hoax" by the British Medical Journal. According to Dr. Harold Levinson's analysis within "A Scientific Watergate - Dyslexia," pathological narcissism or egotism is responsible for fraudulent scientific publications and their cover-ups as well as the unfounded attacks on new and challenging breakthroughs - and thus tragic for countless suffering millions. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) January...

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2010-12-01 08:45:00

College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. "Narcissists really want to be admired by others, and you look good in college if you're getting good grades," said Amy Brunell, lead author...

2010-10-20 12:56:21

Study examines 'dark side' personality traits and leadership Outgoing. Assertive. Calm. Practical. Decisive. These are obvious qualities that one would want in their leaders. But what about, say, arrogant, hesitant, overly dramatic, inflexible, or being a "yes-man"? A new study has found that when it comes to leading, some of those negative personality traits aren't such a bad thing, either. The work, by researchers in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration,...

2010-09-20 16:31:00

Narcissists spend their resting time deep in thought, a new imaging study shows, though such reflection likely revolves entirely around the thinker. USC neuroscientists found a correlation between high scores on a measure of narcissism - the Machiavellian Egocentricity subscale - and activity during rest in the posteromedial cortex, a brain region that previous studies have associated with thoughts about the self. The finding, published online by PLoS ONE, does more than bolster a stereotype....

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2010-09-07 14:10:00

Students who cheat in high school and college are highly likely to fit the profile for subclinical psychopathy "“ a personality disorder defined by erratic lifestyle, manipulation, callousness and antisocial tendencies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These problematic students cheat because they feel entitled and disregard morality, the study found. Cheating, a perennial concern for educators, "has been facilitated by new technologies," said...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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