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2012-01-26 13:29:14

Psychologists have found that buying life experiences makes people happier than buying possessions, but who spends more of their spare cash on experiences?

2012-01-25 15:33:00

“Be all you can be,” the Army tells potential recruits.

2012-01-18 15:06:34

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that a non-drug intervention in older adults can change a personality trait once thought to be fixed throughout the lifespan.

2012-01-02 23:06:21

Humble people are more likely to offer time to someone in need than arrogant people are.

2011-11-30 14:58:54

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows.

2011-08-23 21:19:39

Pretty much everybody thinks they're better than average.

2011-07-18 14:36:06

People with personality traits of high neuroticism and low conscientiousness are likely to go through cycles of gaining and losing weight throughout their lives.

2011-07-14 15:11:30

Self-esteem increases during adolescence, then slows in young adulthood, but contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference between men's and women's self-esteem during either of those life phases.

2011-05-27 21:42:19

Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive.

2011-05-10 15:26:49

The results of a unique study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that personality has an impact on how likely people are to take their medication.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.