psychology
Medicine
New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.... READ ON
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Our Ideal Partners Laugh at the Same Jokes We Do
A forthcoming paper in the journal Personal Relationships concludes that most people really just want someone who shares their sense of humor.... READ ON
Big Question
What Is an Ambivert?
You, probably.... READ ON
Science
9 Megalomaniacal Facts About Narcissism
“A superiority complex always covers up an inferiority complex.”... READ ON
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5 Things Happy People Do (That You Can, Too!)
Here are five happiness-boosting habits that you can begin to incorporate into your routine today.... READ ON
History
The Library of Congress Sigmund Freud Collection Is Now Available Online
The collection includes printed publications and personal letters.... READ ON
Videos
The Psychological Benefits of Having a Childhood Best Friend
New research suggests that having a best friend throughout childhood can have lasting psychological benefits and improve one's coping abilities in later life. (And you thought all you got out of it was that rusty old BFF necklace.)... READ ON
Science
Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6
Five-year-old girls in an experiment had equal expectations of intelligence for both genders. Six-year-olds thought men and boys were smarter.... READ ON
Science
With Training, We Can Learn to Spot Fake News
Researchers say we can inoculate ourselves against fabrications the same way we would a virus.... READ ON
List
5 Criminals Who Claimed to Have Multiple Personalities
Accused criminals have used some wild excuses to explain away their crimes.... READ ON
Live Smarter
Want to Eat Less Junk Food? Serve Yourself
A new study finds that being physically involved with serving your food can lead you to healthier eating choices.... READ ON
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We Really Need to Stop Assuming Healthy Food Is More Expensive
Researchers say not only are we less likely to believe that affordable foods could be healthy, but we also assume health claims on expensive foods are more trustworthy.... READ ON
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8 Expert-Approved Time Management Tips
Presented by Florida Tech.... READ ON
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When It Comes to Gift-Giving, the Thought Doesn't Matter After All
Don't feel bad about selecting a gift that isn't surprising, novel, or unique.... READ ON
History
15 Positively Reinforcing Facts About B.F. Skinner
He's responsible for the term "positive reinforcement." He also taught pigeons to play ping pong—for science.... READ ON
List
15 Psychological Conditions Named After Literary Characters
Shakespearian and fairy tale characters have a wealth of complexes and syndromes named after them.... READ ON

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