journal of personality and social psychology

Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

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Why are people overconfident so often?


August 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Overconfidence helps individuals attain social status, and less capable people who believe they are better than others are given a higher place in the social ladder, ... Read more...

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For want of proof, scientists debunk psychic ability


March 16th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Some independent researchers have debunked psychic ability after being unable to find evidence supporting extra sensory perception.Their report is a response to the 2011 study from ... Read more...

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Money, fame, self drives today’s young


March 15th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Young people today are more fixated on money, fame and self-aggrandizement, rather than serving the society or the community, according to a study."Popular views of the ... Read more...

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Rumour mongering can be therapeutic: Study


January 18th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) What has been dismissed for centuries as salacious, idle chatter that shreds reputations and kills trust also has its benefits, says a study. For instance, rumour ... Read more...

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Surname can influence your career choice!


December 21st, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A surname can influence one's career choices. Scientists are exploring a new theory on how people are drawn to professions based on their surnames. The concept ... Read more...

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Don’t feel bad if your are easily embarrassed


September 29th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) If committing a faux pas in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a prospective mother leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study suggests ... Read more...

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Why good guys aren’t preferred as tough leaders


September 28th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) When the going gets tough, people prefer a dominant power-hungry guy to lead them, rather than someone good or respectable, researchers say.Respectable people may be perceived ... Read more...

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More people turn to god in societies under stress


August 9th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Many more people turn to god in stressed societies and also seem happier. However, when peace and plenty reign, people are happier independently of their religious ... Read more...

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Pet owners are healthier, happier


July 12th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Even people who aren't struggling with illness can benefit from the emotional support provided by pets, said a study.Researchers also found evidence to dispel the notion ... Read more...

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Men say ‘I love you’ 97 days after meeting women


June 17th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Men begin thinking about professing their love 97.3 days into a relationship, says a new study.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology study, however, said men who profess ... Read more...

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Just looking at a neighbourhood can give pointers to its safety


April 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one has the capacity to judge urban neighbourhood safety just by looking at its physical structures.Through a combination of interrelated studies, Binghamton ... Read more...

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Your gut feeling may be right


April 27th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) You find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings in an unfamiliar neighbourhood. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a ... Read more...

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Men say ‘I love you’ before women in anticipation of sex in relationship


April 26th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Apr 26 (ANI): While most people think that it is women who say "I love you" first in romantic relationships, a new research has found that men were more likely to ... Read more...

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Prejudice springs from ancient evolutionary roots


March 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The tendency to perceive others as "us versus them" isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins, says a new study.Yale researchers ... Read more...

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Mindfulness mitigates fears of dying


March 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Being mindful, which means being open, receptive and attentive to whatever is unfolding in the present moment, can mitigate the fear of dying, new research shows. George Mason ... Read more...

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Even god can be object of human anger


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Even god can be the object of human anger for the right or wrong reasons. "Even people who deeply love and respect god can become angry," said Case ... Read more...

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New study ‘proves’ that we can see the future


November 18th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Events that haven't taken place yet can influence our behaviour, reveals a new study.Parapsychologists have made outlandish claims about precognition - knowledge of unpredictable future events - for ... Read more...

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Can we really see the future?


November 12th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Events that haven't taken place yet can influence our behaviour, reveals a new study.Parapsychologists have made outlandish claims about precognition - knowledge of unpredictable future events - for ... Read more...

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Whatever doesn’t kill us really can make us stronger


October 16th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the age-old saying 'whatever doesn't kill you makes us stronger' has some truth to it.The University at Buffalo study examined a national ... Read more...

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Lovers’ shared language reflects state of relationship


October 5th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Couples deeply in love speak and write alike, mimicking words and phrases that each other uses, reflecting the state of their relationship.But if it goes bad then ... Read more...

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Why we mimic some language styles


October 4th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): New research reveals that people match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, and the phenomenon is called language style ... Read more...

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Stereotyping has negative impact on performance


August 11th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers say that stereotyping or prejudice has a negative impact on one's performance. Stereotyping is a commonly held public belief about specific social groups or types of individuals."Past studies ... Read more...

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Stereotyping causes aggression, overeating, lack of focus: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Prejudice has a lasting negative impact on those who experience, it according to a new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough."Past studies have shown that people ... Read more...

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People stick to strong views more in case of opposition


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) People holding strong views tend to stick to them, more so if the majority disagreed with them. It was earlier thought that in the face of opposition, a person ... Read more...

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What you say about others says a lot about you


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) How positively you see others reflects how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are. "Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality," says Dustin Wood, assistant ... Read more...

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What we say about others says a lot about us


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): How positively you look at others around can determine how happy and emotionally stable you are, says a new research.Peter Harms at the University of Nebraska and Simine ... Read more...

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Anxiety seems to fuel religious extremism


July 7th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Anxiety and uncertainty can egg us on to become more radical in our religious beliefs, according to a series of new studies. In the studies, conducted by York ... Read more...

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Anxiety ridden people drift towards idealistic, religious extremes


July 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Anxiety and uncertainty may be at root of religious extremism, new Canadian research reveals.The findings by York University researchers appear in this month's issue of the Journal of ... Read more...

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Money cannot buy happiness


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Money can buy you security but not happiness, says a new study. A worldwide survey of happiness of over 100,000 people has shown that there is a link between ... Read more...

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Money ‘can’t buy you total happiness’


July 1st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Money really can by you happiness - or at least one form of it, according to a new study.A worldwide survey more than 100,000 people revealed that money ... Read more...

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Self-esteem rises as people age but starts declining around retirement


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Self-esteem declines sharply among older adults, while middle-aged are the most confident lot, concludes a new study.The longitudinal study of men and women ranging in age from 25 ... Read more...

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When status on the mind, people forgo luxury for green products


March 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): People will choose a more environmentally friendly product over one with more comfortable features in order to improve their own reputations, claims a researcher."Green purchases are often motivated ... Read more...

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Good mood can also make you less trusting


March 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Popular notion may hold that happiness begets trust but a new study suggests that, in some instances, people may actually be less trusting of others when they are ... Read more...

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Happy people are not always trusting people


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Happy people are trusting people - this is something already known. But now a new study has claimed that, in some instances, individuals may actually be less trusting ... Read more...

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