Latest Society for Personality and Social Psychology Stories
With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of pairing up two friends for a date. If you follow your instinct to play Cupid, it'll pay off in happiness – not necessarily for the new couple, but definitely for you.
The key to enjoying a long, happy, and healthy relationship could be making sure you get enough sleep, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley claim in a new study.
In addition to making individuals more outgoing or sociable, extraversion also makes people more likely to favor immediate rewards over delayed gratification – even if waiting means that the ultimate reward will be larger.
Story leads this month from new articles on parenting by the norm, the link between sexism and racism, death and the supernatural, how brands shape identity and more...
New in the journals: From how our attachment with our moms affects our future relationships, to the connection between family size and general intelligence.... and more.
People paid by the hour exhibit a stronger relationship between income and happine.
New research suggests purchasing life experiences rather than material possessions will ultimately lead to greater happiness in the future.
Off to buy a new handbag and fabulous red shoes, or how about overalls and a riding lawnmower? Before going, a mood check for signs of despair and gloom might be in order because how a person feels can impact routine economic transactions, whether he or she is aware of it or not.
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