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extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.

jobs
2015-02-24 17:50:59

Being out of work for a long period of time can fundamentally change a person’s personality, making them less agreeable and less conscientious, according to a new study published earlier this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

computer knows you
2015-01-13 09:41:01

A new study published in the journal PNAS shows that, using “digital footprints” in the form of Facebook likes, your computer knows your personality better than your friends and even your family.

online avatars
2015-01-11 14:10:46

With the increase in technology comes the increase in communication, and for researchers at York University, the potential impressions and limitations that come with communication between strangers online has led to a new study comparing an individual’s avatar with an individual’s personality.

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2014-10-03 07:58:49

High levels of stress and anxiety can potentially increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of American and Swedish researchers.

2014-09-29 23:13:16

In a knowledge economy that rewards extroversion, introverts face challenges.

social media personality
2014-09-12 04:27:16

What you say and do on social media can be used by other people to accurately determine your personality traits, even if those individuals don’t know you personally, University of Kansas researchers report in the September 2014 edition of the journal New Media & Society.

2014-05-09 20:06:38

It is springtime and they are everywhere: Newly enamored couples walking through the city hand in hand, floating on cloud nine.

Neurotics Prefer To Stick With Inaction
2014-04-23 05:13:28

We all know someone who seems to be paralyzed when it comes time to taking action. We might even tease that person and call them neurotic. It turns out, people who are neurotic aren't unable to act. They simply don't want to.

Happiness Comes From Extroversion In Any Culture
2014-04-15 10:24:22

Western cultures consider being extroverted as a desirable quality associated with happiness, but what about other cultures that tend to prize close-knit relationships and group dynamics?


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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