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Narcissistic CEOs: Are They Self-Serving Takers?

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Narcissism plays a key role in the excessive executive pay culture. What is the impact of having a narcissist at the head of a compan... Read More


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Are Drama Queens To Be Trusted? Research Thinks They Are

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Recent study shows incidental emotions change others' reciprocity in trusting situations Game theory is the study of strategic decision... Read More


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Sex Sells: A Closer Look At Self-image And Gender Affected By Media

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Study shows that sex-priming substantially influences gender-based self-perception. Since the fifties, traditional roles for men and w... Read More


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Why People Pay Fortunes For Celebrity Memorabilia

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Two theories on why physical contact affects an object’s value. Objects that belonged to famous personalities are very wanted. People p... Read More


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Spanking correlates to reduced vocabulary and bad behavior

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Researchers suggest spanking young children causes behavioural and cognitive problems A 2013 study published in the journal Pediatrics... Read More


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Why (Some) Women (Dis)like Porn

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Hyperfeminine women seem to appreciate pornography more than other women. Pornography is considered a male thing. It is produced by m... Read More


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No Sex Please: Understanding Asexuality

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A recent study delves into one of the last sexual taboos. [caption id="attachment_48761" align="alignnone" width="770"] A nickname for asex... Read More


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Western Tests Misdiagnose Morrocan Immigrants As Schizophrenic

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Why prevalence of schizophrenia among immigrants is so high. Immigrants are more often than natives diagnosed with schizophrenia. Afro-... Read More


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Attractive Cyclists Perform Better

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Study of Tour de France links endurance performance to attractiveness. Women are picky when it comes to choosing a partner. The reasoni... Read More


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Why You Fall For That Person

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Helen Fisher explains why certain people have chemistry. Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, has studied romantic love for ... Read More


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The Olympic Effect: Will Sochi Really Benefit?

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Studies show clear benefits from hosting the Olympic Games. With all the negative news in the overture to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi... Read More


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Amusing Life Advice From The Nineties

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The best tip of all: wear sunscreen. What was the best advice people could give each other during the nineties? According to this video... Read More


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Benefits Of Increasing Arrogance Of Modern Youth

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Social media may not be all bad. We have heard a lot about how Facebook and other social media are influencing our society, our interpers... Read More


More Money, More Votes?

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How a politician's income influences our votes. Traditionally, most of the countries in Europe have elections that are party-centric. I... Read More


Shy Women At Risk Of Poor Sex Life

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Study explores relation between personality and sexual (dys)function While it is a taboo to talk about, a lot people face troubles in the... Read More


Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

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The friendship paradox: always looking up. Have you ever noticed that most of your friends have more friends than you have? Even though... Read More


Hackschooling Would Make Western Countries Prosper

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13-year old boy teaches us about happiness. Recently came across this video (below) by chance, and couldn’t help but think that what ... Read More


Older Gamers Play For Different Reasons Than Youngsters

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Why older people play more and more online games. Scientists say that babies born today will easily reach a hundred years in age. That ... Read More


Study Shows One Ethnic Group in L.A. May Be More Racist

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Ethnic differences between negative racial stereotypes. First of all, we are of course not talking about all Asians, all Hispanics, all b... Read More


One Function Of Religion That Will Never Die

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Durkheim's theory on the future importance of religion. Merry Christmas! Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In origin a r... Read More


Human Rights: What Are The Boundaries?

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A statistical analysis of the Clash of Civilizations theory shows no proof for cultural division in human rights. Now the supreme court... Read More


Your Subconscious Knows If Your Marriage Will Last

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Implicit gut feelings of newlyweds predict marital satisfaction. People get married to spend the rest of their lives together. To be th... Read More


Liberals Think They’re Unique, While Conservatives Don’t

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Liberals underestimate their similarity to other liberals, while conservatives overestimate this. The older people get, the more conser... Read More


How To Stop Online Bullying

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Coping strategies for victims, schools and parents. Bullying has a big impact on those who are targeted. It can cause loneliness, de... Read More


Get Lucky on TV: Reality Television and One-Night Stands

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Watching reality tv about sexual relationships is associated with one-night stands. There is nothing more shameful then admitting to yo... Read More


Slacktivism: Do social media make us lazy activists?

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How social networks make us less committed to causes. Slacktivism is the combination of the words slacker and activism and means “actio... Read More


How Social Media Make Us Lonely

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I Share, therefore I Am? Loneliness is a fast-growing problem in our society. All thanks to new technologies making us obsessed with en... Read More


Masculine Men Experience Greater Sexual Satisfaction

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Why manly men may have more satisfying sex. How would masculinity relate to sexual satisfaction?  A recently published psychological study... Read More


Women Are Better Than Men At Multi-tasking

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Women beat men in combining tasks, especially under pressure. It seems to be a common belief that women perform better than men at mul... Read More


Good News: Dating Success for the Underdog

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Unfairly disadvantaged people are perceived as more physically attractive and as good dating material In the recently published researc... Read More


Saving Face: The Psychology Of Sunglasses And Facial Moisturizer

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How people cope with embarrassment through material products. Always wondered why some people just love moisturizing cream and those en... Read More


True or False: Birth Control Pills Sabotage Sexual Attraction

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Could the oral contraceptive pill be controlling who its users fall for? Women have been given greater control over their fertility a... Read More


Trouble Understanding Others? Read More Literature.

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Reading literary fiction will prevent you from bovarism. Madame Bovary was a keen reader, but she empathised so deep with the character... Read More


Open Access Journals: Overgrowth and Erosion of Quality?

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Reigniting the debate on open access journals and peer review. Last week, Science published an article that exposed the shortcomings of ope... Read More


Smarter People Tend To Drink More Alcohol

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Why drinking would attract intelligent people. According to the social scientist John Mayer, from Western Reserve University, people ... Read More


5 Personality Traits That Your Social Media Postings Might Reveal

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What your comments, tweets and photos will tell your future employer about you If you are now in the agonizing phase of your life where... Read More