psychological science

Non-verbal cues predict one’s trustworthiness


September 12th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Can you trust someone you just met and if you can, how do you do it? People face this predicament all the time. US researchers ... Read more...

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People fib when pressed for time


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS) People are more likely to fib when they are pressed for time, says a study that set out to determine whaat factors tend to influence dishonest ... Read more...

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Label your fear to get over it


September 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Can describing your feelings when you are particularly stressed make you less anxious? A new study suggests it may very well be so.A new psychology study ... Read more...

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‘Terror attack doubles damage’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) A terror attack often strikes twice - snuffing out lives and later shaping our response to the event, which could be as damaging as the first, ... Read more...

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Wisdom is matter of culture


August 31st, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 31 (IANS) Do we really get wiser with age or does culture shape wisdom? Having wisdom implies that one is also good at resolving conflict. But conflict is ... Read more...

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Research now explains the good times


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Ever wondered why time sometimes seems to fly, and sometimes drags on endlessly? There are times when even with positive feelings of contentment or serenity, time ... Read more...

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Giving others better than receiving, says study


August 13th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give," former British prime minister Winston Churchill is known to have ... Read more...

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Wonder why doctors leave scissors in gut?


August 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Ever wonder why extremely capable surgeons leave scissors in the patient's gut, after successfully concluding a difficult operation? It's not carelessness but failure of ... Read more...

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‘Smiling speeds recovery from stress’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Yes, smiling during episodes of stress can help to reduce its intensity ... Read more...

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Boys’ impulsiveness linked to better math ability


July 29th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Girls and boys start grade school with different approaches to arithmetic problems - girls favour a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more ... Read more...

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Infants object to people violating rules


July 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 27 (IANS) It's wrong to hurt other people and we shouldn't ignore people when they are talking to us, thanks to certain social norms that act as the ... Read more...

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Awe is good for mental health: Study


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular awe-inspiring experiences may improve our mental health and make us nicer people, experts have claimed.The findings have raised the prospect of "awe therapy" to overcome ... Read more...

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Awe sends sense of well-being soaring


July 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) At some point, we've all had the feeling of being in a complete and overwhelming sense of awe. It seems to be a universal emotion, but ... Read more...

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Watching sexy movie scenes, kids turn promiscuous


July 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) A US study has suggested watching sex scenes in movies could turn children more sexually active from a younger age.The research, published in Psychological Science, which ... Read more...

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Giving time away can give you more of it, says study


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Many people are strapped for time, finding it difficult to complete their multiple tasks within a day. However, a new study suggests that volunteering our limited ... Read more...

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Respect brings more happiness than bank balance


June 21st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Overall happiness is based on the degree of respect and admiration you command in society, rather than your bank balance, says a new research. Psychological scientist ... Read more...

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‘Conditioning brain could curb impulsiveness’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Conditioning your brain to curb impulsiveness could open the way to treat addiction to gambling, drugs or alcohol as well as impulse-control disorders such ... Read more...

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Beware of the power of suggestions!


June 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study ... Read more...

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Devious people take emotionally intelligent for a ride


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) People who rate themselves high on emotional intelligence (EI) scale might be taken for a ride as they tend to over-estimate their ability to detect deception ... Read more...

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Parenting leads to greater happiness


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people who have no children, according to a new study. Parents also are happier when ... Read more...

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‘People see bold pictures of women as objects’


May 16th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualised bodies are on display, which men and women see as objects, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Walk in park boosts memory


May 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) A walk in the park benefits people suffering from depression, say researchers on the basis of new evidence. Marc Berman, post-doctoral fellow at Baycrest's Rotman Research ... Read more...

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Does membership of elite group shore up performance?


April 25th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?Not necessarily, say researchers who ... Read more...

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If you’re a nice guy, thank your genes


April 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Part of the reason why some people are kind and generous may have more to do with their genes than their mother's precepts, says a new ... Read more...

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Materialistic people ridden with anxiety


April 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) People who place high value on wealth and status are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than others, says a new study."We found that irrespective ... Read more...

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More people Googling symptoms for self-diagnosis


March 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Feeling edgy or upset for no apparent reason, you Google your symptoms. It turns out to be nothing serious and your fears are unfounded. More than ... Read more...

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Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

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Working memory tied to wandering mind


March 16th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Our minds are wandering half the time, a sort of mental workspace that allows us to juggle multiple thoughts.Psychology researchers Daniel Levinson and Richard Davidson at ... Read more...

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Physical bouts with criminals damage memory


March 14th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) Brief bursts of physically engaging a criminal can be quite exhausting leaving a police officer's memory in a limbo, reveals a study. Researchers, led by Lorraine ... Read more...

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Keep your cool with wrong hand


March 12th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) People who find it difficult to rein in their aggression and yell at others even for silly mistakes can benefit by simply using the wrong ... Read more...

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Decisions taken by two heads not always better than one


March 7th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Important boardroom decisions and those relating to family matters are often taken by a number of heads - two, three or more. But are they any ... Read more...

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Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

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Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

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Stress helps people focus on brighter side


February 29th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Stress may be linked with negative experiences, but surprisingly, it helps people focus on the brighter side of things, a study reveals. "Stress seems to help ... Read more...

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Intelligence genes may not be tied to sharp brain


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Genes thought to be linked to intelligence may have no bearing on our mental sharpness and identifying its specific genetic roots may still be a long ... Read more...

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