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Psychology & Psychiatry

Women and men react differently to infidelity

If your partner has sex with someone else, it is considered infidelity - even if no emotions are involved. But it is also considered infidelity when your significant other develops a close personal relationship with someone ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychopaths may not yawn along with you

(HealthDay)—People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch "contagious yawning" than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests.

Health

Feeling impulsive or frustrated? Take a nap

Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extroverted populations have lower savings rates

Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, says Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga's Institute for Management and Innovation.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A bad mood may help your brain with everyday tasks

New research found that being in a bad mood can help some people's executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks. The same study found that a good mood has a negative effect ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Hangxiety' higher in shy people

Very shy people are more likely to suffer "hangxiety" – anxiety during a hangover – than their extrovert friends, new research shows.

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