psychology reports

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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Overly shy kid is slow learner too


August 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists."Everybody wants his child to be ... Read more...

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Kids know when you are faking distress


August 21st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Even three-year-old infants can tell whether your are only whining or genuinely upset, report researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."This study provides the ... 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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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Brilliant or dull - triad of genes decides that


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) A triad of genes determines how brilliant or dull you are at your studies, whether you complete your high school or attend college. The three genes ... Read more...

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Self-distancing can help you quell anger


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) When someone makes you angry, pretend you're viewing the scene from a distance as an observer rather than as a participant, which would help you dissipate ... Read more...

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New test to certify whether you’re a workaholic


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Psychologists have devised a new test that would let you know once and for all whether you are addicted to work.Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University ... Read more...

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New test to certify whether you’re a workaholic


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Psychologists have devised a new test that would let you know once and for all whether you are addicted to work.Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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Why happiness, health eludes ambitious people?


March 6th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Do go-getters, attending the best colleges and universities, having prestigious careers and high salaries, lead more successful or healthier lives than average guys?"Despite their many accomplishments, ... Read more...

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Exercise vital for mental fitness too


February 24th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 24 (IANS) Avoiding exercise could be bad for our mental health too, pushing us into the pit of depression and causing burnout at work.Sharon Toker, management expert ... Read more...

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Emotional support cuts absenteeism at workplace


February 7th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 7 (IANS) An employee experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop stomach ache or headache, compelling him to take leave of absence.But when his supervisor offers ... Read more...

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Exercise helps in calming hostile bosses


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) If your boss is giving you a hard time, lying, making fun of you in public and humiliating you, he or she is likely to benefit ... Read more...

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Humble people more helpful


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) Humble people rather than egotistical individuals are likely to be more forthcoming with helping others. A person's decision to help the needy is influenced by temporary ... Read more...

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Irresponsibility turns drinkers into bullies


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Drinkers turn into aggressive bullies due to the inability to weigh the consequences of their actions. "If you carefully consider the consequences of your actions, it ... Read more...

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Working moms happier than stay-at-home moms


December 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Moms who hold jobs are healthier and happier than those who stay at home during their children's infancy and pre-school years.Researchers analysed the National Institute for ... Read more...

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Video games make you insensitive


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 2 (IANS) Video games make you insensitive and kill core human values such as warmth, open-mindedness and intelligence, claims new research that says people identify with the aggression ... Read more...

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Inside the minds of psychopaths


October 16th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Psychopaths use more conjunctions like "because" or "since", are more likely to use past tense and use twice as many words relating to physical needs like ... Read more...

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Grim economy turns men to finding more sex partners


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) A grim economy is likely to predispose men to seek more sex partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, research suggests.Men are likely to pursue short-term ... Read more...

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Children can sense natural objects beyond ownership


October 7th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Even three-year-olds can sense that while man-made objects are owned, natural products like pine cones and sea shells are beyond ownership, new research has found."This provides ... Read more...

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TV, films, internet make you racist


September 30th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Everyone might be a bit of a racist but don't blame yourself - it is because of the books you read, movies and television shows you ... 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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Alcohol dulls brain into making mistakes


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Why do people with above average intelligence act irrationally, especially when they are drunk?A new study says that alcohol dulls the brain signal warning people about ... Read more...

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Faster growth during puberty triggers anxiety


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Children maturing faster during puberty are more likely to experience anxiety and blues, says a study.Teachers and parents should not only watch the timing of puberty, ... 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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Faith in God armours you against uncertainties


August 7th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Faith in God shields you against worries and helps you tackle life's uncertainties. "The implications...for the field of psychiatry are that we have to take patients' ... Read more...

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Intrusive or over-detached? You may have anxiety disorder


July 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) From over-nurturing to extreme detachment, these are some of the negative methods used by people to cope with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), says a psychologist.Worrying comes ... Read more...

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Misinformation sticks, says new study


July 7th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Humans are taught from an early age to speak the truth but when we find that facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set ... Read more...

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Why people read magazines featuring ‘ideal’ bodies


March 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) New research reveals why people read fitness and fashion magazines featuring photos of reed thin or muscular models whose appearance highlight the readers' own flaws.People who ... Read more...

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Loved people place lower value on material goods


March 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) People who are loved and accepted by others feel so secure that they place lesser monetary value on their possessions that those who are not.The research ... 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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Jobless spouse can affect partner’s performance


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Stresses of an unemployed spouse can hurt the job performance of the partner but ignoring the stresses of a spouse's job search does not bode well for the ... Read more...

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Good deeds won’t help you evade blame


February 17th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Great performance or good behaviour may bring respect and admiration, but they won't help us evade blame when we trip, says a new study. Participants in the study ... Read more...

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Repeating bad experience makes it seem worse


February 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Bad or annoying events seem much worse if people have to go through them again. "The prospect of repeating an experience can, in fact, change how people remember ... Read more...

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