Friendships start better with a smile

If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones such as anger, contempt or sadness...   <<Read Article>>
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Facebook Status Updates May Reveal Low Self-Esteem and Narcissism

People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research...   <<Read Article>>
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Anticipating Temptation May Prevent Unethical Decisions

A recent study may have solved the psychological mystery of why good people do bad things. This question has haunted humankind for centuries, but these new findings offer new insights into what causes people to resist or give into temptation, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology reported... <<Read Article>>
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Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

In a new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses - such as improved tolerance to pain - even when they are not consciously aware of the images...   <<Read Article>>
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