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2012-01-20 11:04:09

Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that this is only true in countries that put a high value on religion. The researchers got their data from eDarling, a European dating site that is affiliated with eHarmony. Like eHarmony,...

2012-01-04 12:33:00

Teens blogging about social problems, engaging with online community showed significant improvement, according to new research Blogging may have psychological benefits for teens suffering from social anxiety, improving their self-esteem and helping them relate better to their friends, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Research has shown that writing a personal diary and other forms of expressive writing are a great way to release emotional...

2011-11-22 11:36:20

Female students who were more optimistic achieved significantly higher grades than their less optimistic peers, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. For male students, however, too much optimism led to overconfidence and less studying, resulting in lower grades. “Optimism in male students can lead to overconfidence or an attitude of ℠things will work out for the best´,” according to Tamar Icekson, a Ph.D. student in...

2011-11-08 13:05:00

Prejudiced attitudes are based on generalized suppositions about certain social groups and could well be a personality trait. Researchers at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) have confirmed the link between two types of discriminatory behavior: sexism and racism. They also advise of the need for education in encouraging equality. Maite Garaigordobil, professor of Psychological Testing at the UPV, is the co-author of this study which explores the link that sexism has with...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Children should be enjoying the time of their lives, yet many can become afflicted with issues of low self-esteem, poor self-image and generally not feeling as though they are not good enough. Dr. Yvonne Corppetts is on a mission to stop the biggest lie ever told. Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 It is never too late or too early to teach children about living their best life and to stay out of the rut. Motivational speaker and author, Dr. Yvonne Corppetts, is taking this...

People Consume More Candies When Individually Wrapped
2011-10-28 04:50:23

If you believe that good things always come in small packages, University of Alberta researcher Jennifer Argo's new study may change your mind -- especially this close to Halloween. In an article forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, Argo explores how our consumption behaviors change when it comes to treats like chocolates and candies are placed in smaller packages. She says that people eat more of a product when it is placed in small packages rather that a regular-sized packages....

2011-10-25 07:00:00

The Internal Beauty Boot Camp is on a mission to reach 1 million women of all ages within the next year, supporting them in removing the negative self talk, in busting the myth of not being enough, but most importantly in owning their own internal beauty. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 What's Within U, LLC, an international life coaching company announces the launch of an intensive program that is helping women of all ages to discover what internal beauty is and how it plays a role in...

2011-10-19 13:30:08

Accurate assessments for poor performance better for self-esteem, research finds People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves they've done a great job when they haven't could end up feeling dejected instead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. High and low performers felt fine when they assessed themselves accurately, probably because the high performers recognized their strengths and low performers acknowledged their...

2011-10-03 21:49:03

Expressing emotions may give players mental edge, research finds While there's no crying in baseball, as Tom Hanks' character famously proclaimed in "A League of Their Own," crying in college football might not be a bad thing, at least in the eyes of one's teammates. Although college football players feel pressure to conform to some male stereotypes, players who display physical affection toward their teammates are happier, according to new research. The findings were reported in a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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